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October 24, 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, Monday, October 24, 1904. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. IVI 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
October 27, 1904. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Eooney, McCormick (5th ward). Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick {21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 



Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race Hunter. 

Absent — Aid. Young, Brennan, Palmer, 
Wendling, Butterworth, Bihl. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the minutes 
of the regular meeting held October 17, 
1904, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 



Communications From the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Corporation Counsel, City 
Clerk, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted the 
following report: 



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Mayor's Office, ") 
October 24, 1904. J 
Honorable City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law I 
hereby report to your Honorable Body 
the names of persons imprisoned for vio- 
lation of city ordinances, whc have been 
released by me during the week ending 
October 22, 1904, together with the cause 
of such release. 

John Wernes, released for wife. 

Walter Daviesski, released for Aid. 
Ehemann, 

Isaac Wilosek, released for Aid. Leach- 
man. 

Edward Chirinski, released for Aid. 
Jas. J. McCormick. 

Henry Roddy, released for Police De- 
partment. 

John Mick, released for John F. Smul- 
ski. 

John Garrity, released for mother. 

Patrick Carney, released for Mrs. 
Seeling. 

Wm. French, released for wife. 

Frank Peterson, released for wife. 

Albert Trusdell, released for wife and 
Aid. Badenoch. 

Peter Peterson, released for M. J. Do- 
herty. 

Thomas Casey, released for P. Carroll. 

Frank Patucek, released for V. E. Cer- 
veny and A. J. Cermak. 

Andrew Sucharski, released for Alex 
Wisnewski. 

Kate Kelly, released for M. Kelly. 

Herman Putz, released for Aid. Bade- 
noch. 

John Polacka, released for Aid. Zim- 
mer. 

Frank Scrape, released for John 
Powers and cash paid $10.00. 

Fred Kronkow, released for mother. 

Eli Zealotz, released for Harry Hil- 
dreth. 

Which was placed on file. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
October 24, 1904. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
resolution passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Mayor to appoint .a committee 
composed of members of this Council to 
prepare suitable resolutions touching 
on the death of Aid. Bernard W. Ander- 
son, I have appointed the following 
named Aldermen as members of such 
committee : 

Aid. A. W. Beilfuss. 
Aid. Adolph Larson. 
Aid. L. D. Sitts. 
Aid. Silas F. Leachman. 
Aid. V. J. Jozwiakowski. 
Aid. Charles Werno. 
Aid. Wm. E. Dever. 
Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Which was placed on file. 

ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 24, 1904. C 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg to transmit here- 
with a communication from the City 
Comptroller relative to the assignment 
of unearned wages by employes of the 
City of Chicago, which I would respect- 
fully suggest be referred to your Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Which was referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 24, 1904. | 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I beg to transmit here- 



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with a communication received from the 
Fire Marshal recommending the amend- 
ment of Section A 17 of the theater or- 
dinance, relating to fireinen to be em- 
plo\''ed by theaters, and would respect- 
fully request its reference to an appro- 
priate committee. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Special 

Committee on Theaters. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, 
October 24, 1904. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg to transmit here- 
with a communication from the Fire 
Marshal relative to the removal of 
manure from fire hydrants by the Water 
Pipe Extension Division, instead of by 
the Fire Department, which I would re- 
spectfully request be referred to an ap- 
propriate committee. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ] 
October 24, 1904. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg to transmit here- 
with a communication from the Business 
Agent and a communication and or- 
der from the City Electrician, relative 
to repairs necessary at the Halsted 
street electric lighting plant. For the 
reasons given in the communication of 
the City Electrician, I would respectfully 
request the accompanying order be 
passed by your Honorable Body, with- 



out the customary reference to a com- 
mittee. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
■ Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th v/ard), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Flek, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hofl'- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leiachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

¥at/s— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, Owing to some accident to 
the smokestack at the Halsted Street 
Electric Lighting Plant it has become 
necessary to make some immediate re- 
pairs to the said stack the approximate 
cost of which will aggregate about eight 
hundred and fifty ($850.00) dollars; 
and, 

Whereas, There is no time to pre- 
pare specifications and advertise for bid- 
ders for this work, owing to the fact that 
certain sections of said stack have been 
declared unsafe by experts, and the work 
must be done without loss of time; 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to proceed to have the said work done 
as quickly as possible and at as eco- 
nomical a price as possible, and it shall 
not be necessary for him to let a contract 
for such work at public bidding. 

The Business Agent is hereby author- 



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ized to furnish the necessary materials 
and labor for the work involved, upon 
the requisition of said City Electrician, 
notwithstanding the fact that such work 
may involve the expenditure of an 
amount to exceed five hundred ($500.00) 
dollars. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
October 24, 1904. J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — There is considerable con- 
flict in the ordinances of the city as far 
as they attempt to determine whose duty 
it is to order gates and flagmen at rail- 
road crossings. I have referred this 
matter to the Corporation Counsel and 
have secured from him an opinion in 
reference to the various ordinances, and 
also an amendatory ordinance, which he 
thinks will remove all conflicting fea- 
tures from the ordinances. I would sug- 
gest the reference of this opinion and 
the ordinance accompanying it .to your 
Committee on Judiciary for immediate 
consideration and action. 
Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Which was referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ] 
October 24, 1904.^ 

Gentlemen — In 1897. on plans and 
specifications prepared by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, contracts were let 
for five years for the removal and dis- 
position of garbage, ashes and refuse to 
Dowdle & Chamberlain for $790,000 for 
District No. 2, consisting of that part 
of the city known as the South Divi- 
sion, bounded on the north by the Chi- 
cago river and the Illinois and Michigan 
canal, on the east by Lake Michigan, on 
the south by the city limits, and on the 



west by the Chicago river and the city 
limits; to Mulcare & Burke for the sum 
of $350,000 for District No. 1, consist- 
ing of that part of the city known as the 
North Division, bounded on the north by 
the city limits, on the east by Lake 
Michigan, on the south by the Chicago 
river, and on the west by the Chicago 
river and North Western avenue to 
Devon avenue, Devon avenue to North 
Kedzie avenue, Kedzie avenue to the 
city limits; and also to said firm for 
District No. 4 for the sum of $384,509, 
said Fourth District consisting of that 
part of the city known as the West Divi- 
sion, bounded on the north by the sout^ 
side of Madison street, on the east b^ 
the Chicago river, on the. south by the 
Chicago river and the Illinois and Michi- 
gan canal to the city limits, and on the 
west by the city limits; to Hanrahan & 
Downey for the sum of $349,312.50 for 
District No. 3, consisting of that part of 
the city known as the West Division, 
bounded on the north by L?ie city limits, 
on the east by the Chicago riv^er to 
North Western avenue, north on North 
Western avenue to Devon avenue, west 
on Devon avenue to Kedzie avenue, north 
on Kedzie avenue to the city limits, on 
the south by Madison street, and on the 
west by the city limits. 

The validity of these contracts was at- 
tacked, with the result that the Supreme 
Court held the contracts represented a 
debt of the city in excess of its constitu- 
tional limitations. 

Subsequently, during the winter of 
1899 and 1900 a small crematory for de- 
stroying garbage and city waste was con- 
structed on the grounds of the House of 
Corection. This crematory was erected 
with a view of demonstrating by actual 
tests conducted under the supervision of 
disinterested persons just what could be 
accomplished by incineration and at 
what cost. It has been operated entirely 
by prison labor, and so successfully that 
another small furnace was built in con- 
nection with the power plant at Chicago 
avenue and Sedgwick street for the pur- 



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pose of still further testing the capabil- 
ities of the crematory in producing steam 
by the waste heat from the burning garb- 
age. 

The latter furnace was so constructed 
as to deliver its waste heat under one 
of the boilers at the lighting station 
and has been thoroughly tested. The re- 
sults obtained were most satisfactory. 
Any and all kinds of garbage have been 
burned without the use of coal or any 
fuel other than the garbage itself, and 
the heat produced has been so intense 
as to maintain a pressure of eighty 
pounds on the boiler while furnishing 
steam for the blowers at the furnace and 
heating the entire power plant. 

Twenty loads of garbage can be easily 
consumed by this single cell in twenty- 
four hours, and from the tests made it is 
demonstrated that v/ith a plant properly 
designed to utilize the waste heat to the 
greatest advantage, each cell w^ould pi'o- 
duce 75 horse-power of steam con- 
tinuously. 

In a large plant composed of a num- 
ber of cells of the same size as the one 
at Chicago avenue and Sedgwick street 
it has been shown that an average of 
one laborer per cell is sufficient to per- 
form all of the labor. This would mean 
a labor cost of $4.50 to dispose of twenty 
loads of garbage, which equals 221/0 cents 
per load. The value of 75 horse-power 
of steam for twenty-four hours is a frac- 
tion more than $10, figuring a hor^se 
power at $50 per annum; so that we 
have power produced by the crematory 
of the value of $10 per twenty-four 
hours, and costing $4.50 for labor, to 
which should be added the cost of super- 
intendence and repairs. 

On September 24, 1900, acting on the 
direction of your Honorable Body, I ap- 
pointed a committee consisting of Aid. 
Wm. F. Brennan, Wm. Hale Thompson, 
Alfred Williston, Rudolph Hurt and 
John Russell, for the purpose of investi- 
gating the disposition of garbage in the 
city. On March 25, 1900, that commit- 



tee reported an order in favor of the 
destruction of garbage and refuse by 
incineration, work to be let by contracts 
and locations to be selected by the city. 

Subsequently, your Committee on Fi- 
nance appointed a sub-committee to make 
further investigation of this subject with 
a view to providing means for the in- 
stallation of a modern isystem for the de- 
struction and disposition of garbage and 
refuse. The report of this sub-committee 
was made to the Committee on Finance 
and has been pending before that body 
ever since. If I recall aright, the sub- 
committee made its recommendations in 
favor of a disposition of the city garb- 
age by reduction rather than by in- 
cineration. 

Various estimates have been made of 
the cost of a plant or plants to be erected 
by the city of sufficient capacity proper- 
ly to dispose of the city's garbage and 
refuse. The estimate of the Department 
of Public Works is that plants, including 
all of the paraphernalia of team.s, etc., 
can be secured for the sum of $1,000,000. 

Whether the incineration or the reduc- 
tion plan is adopted is of minor import- 
ance if we consider the necessity of pro- 
viding this community with a modern 
and sanitary method of disposing of its 
garbage. Now that the city has had 
abundance of means provided by the re- 
cent sale of bonds with which to care for 
permanent improvements, I feel impelled 
to advise your Honorable Body most 
earnestly not to permit these funds to 
be exhausted without caring for its most 
urgent necessities. If we consider these 
necessities as they affect the entire com- 
munity, first importance must be as- 
signed to the lowering of the tunnels 
and the disposal of the city's garbage. 
Your Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion is now engaged in consideration of 
the tunnel lowering question. I would, 
therefore, respectfully recommend the 
reference of this communication to your 
Committee on Finance, with the direc- 
tion that it proceed immediately to pro- 



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vide a sanitary method of handling the 
city's waste and garbage. 
Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, ") 
October 24, 1904. J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Board of Local 
Improvements to lay sidewalk in West 
Taylor street, froin Campbell avenue to 
Washtenaw avenue, at the curb line, for 
the reason I am advised the ordinance 
under which the special assessment is 
levied provides that the walks shall be 
laid at the lot line. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Ailing moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the 
Mayor, to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, 
October 24, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regu- 
lar meeting directing that a 12-inch high- 
pressure pipe be laid in 97th street and 
certain other South Side streets for fire 
protection. I would suggest a recon- 



I sideration of the vote by which this 
order was passed, and its repassage with 
the following amendment: 

Amend said order by inserting in line 
12 thereof, after the words "heretofore 
passed," the words "in conflict here- 
with." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

"The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to lay a 12-inch 
high-pressure fire pipe in 97th street, 
from the Calumet River to Commercial 
avenue, north in Commercial avenue to 
93d street, east in 93d street to Hous- 
ton avenue, and north in Houston ave- 
nue to 92d street, connecting with the 
present high-pressure line at that point, 
for fire protection. All orders heretofore 
passed in conflict herewith are hereby 
repealed. 

also, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, | 
October 24, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Superintendent of 
Streets to prepare certain estimates of 
the amount of money required to repair 
streets on which the guarantv has ex- 



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pired. I would suggest a reconsider- 
ation of the vote by which this order 
was passed, and its repassage with the 
following amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out in 
lines 1 and 2 thereof the words "Super- 
intendent of Streets," and by substi- 
tuting in lieu thereof the words "Com- 
missioner of Public Works." 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, The period of guaranty ex- 
pires upon many miles of street paving 
each year; and. 

Whereas, In equity street paving, 
which has been paid for by special assess- 
ment, should be maintained in repair 
from the general tax fund; therefore, 
be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to prepare and report to this 
Council an estimate of the amount of 
money which would be required in an- 
nual appropriations to keep in reasonable 
repair the various classes of paved 
streets upon which the guaranty has ex- 
pired, presenting separate estimates for 
asphalt, macadam, brick, granite block 
and other forms of paving. Such report 
to also present a showing of the number 
of miles of streets of each character upon 
which there is now no guaranty and the 
number of additional miles upon which 
the guaranty will expire during 1905. 



The Commissioner of Health submitted 
the following communication: 

Department of Health, 
Chicago, October 24, 1904.1 

To the Eon. Garter H. Harrison, Mayor, 
and the Honorable City Council, Chi- 
cago : 

Gentlemen — It becomes my duty to 
notify your Honorable Body that during 
the past ten days there has been an out- 
break of smallpox, which up to datt 
shows over thirty widely separated cen- 
ters of infection throughout the city. 
To enable the department to properly 
cope with the conditions as they now ex- 
ist, conditions which involve the em- 
ployment of a largely increased staff of 
medical inspectors and vaccinators, to- 
gether with increased expenses for ade- 
quate supplies o^ vaccine lymph, it be- 
comes necessary for me to ask your 
Honorable Body for an emergency appro- 
priation, the same to be made available 
at once, of $15,000.00. 

The department has already necessar- 
ily incurred expenditures which must be 
met out of the emergency appropriation 
that I am now asking. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Arthur R. Reynolds, M. D., 

Commissioner of Health. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the re- 
quest. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Roonej^, McCormick (5th w^ard). Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Tick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Pa-|:terson, Finn, McOormick (21§t 
ward ) , Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Cixrey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 



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Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

iSlays — None. 

The Commissioner of Public Works 
submitted the following report : 

Department of Public Works,] 
October 24, 1904. j 
Aid. Honore Palmer, Chairman of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys 
North : 

Dear Sir — I return herewith petition 
in the matter of the vacation of alley 
in Catholic Bishop of Chicago, Lake 
Shore Drive Addition, and beg to sub- 
mit the accompanying report of the 
Superintendent of Maps for your infor- 
mation. Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Commissiojier. 



Department of Public Works,] 
October 24, 1904. C 
Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works: 

Dear Sir — Signatures on accompany- 
ing petition are correct. Petition of 
Catholic Bishop of Chicago for vacation 
of alley in Block 1 in the Catholic 
Bishop's Lake Shore Drive Add., a sub- 
division of the N. 18.8 chains of Frac- 
tional Sec. 3, T. 39 N., R. 14 E. of the 
Third Principal Meridian. 

ChAS. J. BUHMANN, 

Siqyt. of Maps. 
Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 
Department of Public Works, 
October 22, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 

City Council: 

Gentlemen — Referring to your order 
of March 23, 1904, regarding the keeping 
of records, etc., in the Department of 
Public Works, I beg to submit the ac- 
companying reports of the different divi- 
sions comprising the Department of Pub- 
lic Works, and wish to state with refer- 



ence to changes in the city ordinances 
pertaining to this Department, that this 
is a matter which is being compiled by 
the Corporation Counsel. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Commissioner. 
Which was placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 
Board of Local Improvements,] 
October 24, 1904. j 
Ho7i. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and 
Members of the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In acoordance with 
statute, and by directir-n of the Board, T 
transmit herewith a list of streets im- 
proved since 1901, showing the present 
condition of such streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 

Secretary. 
Which was placed on file. 

also 

A list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court October 21, 1904, 
Which was placed on file. 



Special Assessment Improvement and 
Repealing Ordinances Submitted by 
the Board of Local Improvements; 
Also All Matters Presented by the 
Aldermen, Arranged as to Ward 
Numbers, Beginning With the First 
Ward. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the American 
Wringer Co., 67 Lake street, to erect a 
sign over the front door of said prem- 
ises, dimensions of said sign being 2 ft. 



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erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department; said per- 
mit to be subject to revocation at any 
time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to the Olympic Amusement Com- 
pany of the City of Chicago to maintain 
a canopy in front of the Ashland Block, 
situate No. 119 Randolph street, Chi- 
cago, Illinois; said canopy to extend not 
over fifteen feet and ten and one-half 
inches and to be not over twenty-five feet 
wide in its widest part; said Olympic 
Amusement Company to furnish an in- 
demnifying bond to the City of Chicago 
in the sum of ten thovisand ($10,000.00) 
dollars; said bond to be approved by the 
Mayor. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing. Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man. Zimmer, Uhlir, Scull3^ Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan. Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey. Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch. Johnson, Wood- 
Avard, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

'N'.njs — None. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and au- 



thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Tribune Company, their suc- 
cessors and assigns to erect and maintain 
a clock at the southeast corner of Dear- 
born and Madison streets on the curb 
line; the construction of said clock shall 
be imder the supervision of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman. Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

'Nays — None. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby grant- 
ed to Washington Porter, his successors 
and assigns, to construct and maintain 
an opening in the alley for coal hole 
purposes, opening to be 2 feet 6 inches 
by 3 feet, with iron cover for same, in 
the alley of 308 Fifth avenue, to 
be constructed according to the plans 
approved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and 
to be filed in his office; the said opening 
and cover shall be constructed in a safe 
and workmanlike manner under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 



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thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In ease of the 
termdnation of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or as- 
signs shall restore said portion of tne 
alley at the place where said opening 
and cover are located to a condition sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works without cost or expense of suVs 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago, 
so that the portion of said alley where 
said opening had been located shall be 
put in the same condition as the other 
parts of said alley in the same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000.00) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all liabil- 
ity, cost, damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever Avhich may be suffered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which it may be 
put to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein granted; and 
conditioned further to observe and per- 
form all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability thereon shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond -shall not he 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, his successors and 



assigns, shall at all times keep the 
alley in which such opening and cover 
are located in a condition satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago now or hereafter in force, pertain- 
ing to and regulating the use of space 
underneath public alleys, and if com- 
pensation is required by any such ordi- 
nances to be paid to the City of Chicago 
for such use, the grantee herein, his suc- 
cessors and assigns shall pay such com- 
pensation as is prescribed by any sucli 
ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
(30) days of an acceptance in writing, of 
this ordinance by said grantee, and the 
filing at the same time of the bond here- 
in provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing. Dixon, 
Foieman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Pvooiiey. McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett. Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib. 
Fick. Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedl. 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski. Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan. Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno. 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn. Williston. Blake. 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Robert-. 
Eidmann, Badenoeh. Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Xays — None, 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 



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thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Wm. M. Hoyt Co., their suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain opening 3 feet by 3 feet, with 
iron cover for same in the sidewalk 
space in front of 6 and 8 River street, to 
be constructed according to plans ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and to be 
filed in his office; the said opening and 
cover shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor, In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, their successors and 
assigns, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place where said opening 
and cover are located to a condition sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works Avithout cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago, 
where said opening had been located, 
shall be put in- the same condition as 
the other parts of said sidewalk in the 
same block. 

Section 3, No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 



said city from or by reason of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein grant- 
ed ; and ^conditioned further to observe and 
perform all and singular, the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance. Said 
bond and the liability thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, their successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the side- 
walk in which such opening and cover 
are located in a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works, . 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, their 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general conditions of the City of 
Chicago, nor or hereafter in force, per- 
taining to and regulating the use of 
space underneath public sidewalks, and 
if compensation is required by any such 
ordinance to be paid to the City of Chi- 
cago for such use, the grantee herein, 
their successors and assigns, shall pay 
such compensation as is prescribed by 
any such ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
( 30 ) days of an acceptance in writing, of 
this ordinance by said grantee, and the 
filing at the same time of the bond here- 
in provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringie, Dailey, E-ichert. 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib. 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton. Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran. 



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Ryan. Patterson, Finn, McCormiek (21st 
ward). Sullivan, Douglierty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Eliemann, Schmidt 
1 24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg. Leachnian, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Robei'ts, 
Eidmann. Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 
yays — None. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Washington Porter, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain three steps at the entrance of 
his building. Two of said steps outside 
the building line 12 inches and be 6 feet 
6 'inches in length and one to be 12 
inches from building line and 4 feet 1 
inch in length. Plans enclosed. In front 
of building located at Fifth avenue and 
Congress street to be constructed accord- 
ing to the plans approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of tlie City of 
Chicago, and to be filed in his office; the 
said stairways shall be constructed in a 
safe and workmanlike manner under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Pubic Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as 
aforesaid, said grantee, his successors or 
assigns, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place wiiere said 
stairways are located to a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever to said City of 
Chicago, so that the portion of said side- 
walk where said openings had been lo- 



cated, shall be put in the same condition 
as the other parts of said sidewalk in 
the same block. 

'Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing same shall 
have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and no permit 
shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of 
ten thousand dollars ($10,000), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, cost, damage or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever, which 
may be suffered by it, said City of Chi- 
cago, or which it may be put to, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from or 
by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance or from or by reason of any act 
or thing done under or by authority of 
the permission herein granted; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular, the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability thereon shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in 'full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee, his successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
sidewalk in which such opening is lo- 
cated in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago now or hereafter in force, pertain- 
ing to and regulating the use of space 
underneath public sidewalks, and if com- 
pensation is required by any such ordi- 
nances to be paid to the City of Chicago 
for such use, the grantee herein, his sue- 



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cessors and assigns, shall pay such com- 
pensation as is prescribed by any such 
ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
(30) days of an acceptance, in writing, 
of thi^ ordinance by said grantee, and 
the filing at the isame time of the bond 
herein provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Kooney, McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, iSnow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d wa'rd), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward). Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 
JSlays — None. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained ty the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Washington Porter, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain an opening in sidewalk, steel 
trap door, 5 feet by 4 feet 6 inches, with 
iron cover for same, in the sidewalk space 
on side of premises, Nos. 306 and 308 
Fifth avenue; opening to be on the south 
side of Congress street; to be constructed 
according to plans approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, and to be filed in his 
office; the said opening and cover shall 
be constructed in a safe and workman- 
like manner under the supervision and 



to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or at any time prior thereto in 
the discretion of the Mayor. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or as- 
signs, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place where said open- 
ing and cover are located to a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever to said City of 
Chicago, so that the portion of said 
sidewalk where said opening had been 
located shall be put in the same con- 
dition as the other parts of said side- 
walk in the same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute 
to the City of Chicago a good and suf- 
ficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, cost, damage or expense 
of any kind whatsoever which may be 
suffered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason 
of the passage of this ordinance or from 
or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein granted; and conditioned further 
to observe and perform all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of this or- 
dinance. Said bond and the liability 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 



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nance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the side- 
walk in which such opening and cover 
are located in a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of 
Chicago now or hereafter in force, per- 
taining to and regulating the use of space 
underneath public sidewalks, and if com- 
pensation is required by any such ordi- 
nance to be paid to the City of Chicago 
for such use, the grantee herein, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall pay such com- 
pensation as is prescribed by any such 
ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within 
thirty (30) days of an acceptance, in 
writing, of this ordinance by said gran- 
tee, and the filing at the same time of 
the bond herein provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCormick (21st 
Avard), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leiachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order to 



approve stairways on building at Nos. 
87 and 89 Clark street, which was 
Referred to the Special Committee on 

Theaters. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 
for a permit to Edward Hillman to erect 
a bay window, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order to 
approve certain stairs for the Illinois 
Theater, which was 

Referred to the Special Committee on 
Theaters. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of 
Patrick Coyle for services during dis- 
ablity, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claim of Her- 
man Eilenberger for decrease of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Pringle presented orders as fol- 
lows, to-wit : For paving with brick 
alley, between Grand boulevard and Ver- 
non avenue, from 35th street to 37th 
'Street. For paving with asphalt Lake 
avenue, from 37th street to 39th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordinance 
in favor of M. Gottfried for an elevated 
switch track, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Track 
Elevation. 



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FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McCormick presented the claim 
of the American Crushed Stone Co. for 
damages to horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



I 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett moved to reconsider the 
vote by which an order directing that 
the cost of all permanent improvements 
be charged to the permanent improve- 
ment bond account was passed October 
17, 1904, page 1319. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of 
Alex Austin for damage to property on 
account of track elevation, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Building Commis- 
sioner be and he is hereby authorized to 
employ an aditional clerk and an addi- 
tional elevator inspector in the Depart- 
ment of Buildings, for the balance of the 
year 1904, salaries of said clerk and 
inspector to be paid from Miscellaneous 
Receipts of the Building Department for 
the year 1904, in accordance with the 
request of the Commissioner of Build- 
ings attached hereto. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward ) , Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 



(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 
11 ays — None. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay for 
the printing of the last issue of bonds 
from funds not otherwise appropriated 
and in the amount of twenty-eight hun- 
dred and fifty ($2,850.00) dollars. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynilian, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

'Nays — ^None. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Whereas, On Septemher 17, 1898, one 
Irving G. Brown conveyed to the Town 
of Cicero, a municipal corporation, the 
following described real estate: Lot 
five ( 5 ) , except the east twenty-five ( 25 ) 
feet thereof, in Odiorn's subdivision of 
Block eight (8) of Austin's subdivision 
of the east half (E. i^) of the north- 
east quarter (N. E. 14) of Section 
eight (8), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range thirteen (13), (with the 
improvements thereon and afterwards 
placed thereon), subject to the lien of 
a trust deed from said Brown to one 



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Percy V. Castle, dated September 17, 
1898, securing two notes of the principal 
sum of $3,900 each, together with six 
interest notes, each in the sum of $117, 
which principal and interest notes said 
grantee therein assumed and agreed to 
pay as part of the consideration there- 
of, which said deed of conveyance is 
recorded in Book 6690 of records, at 
page 56, in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds for Cook County; and. 

Whereas, On April 1, 1899. the said 
Town of Cicero took possession of said 
real estate and the building thereon, 
and fi-^om that time continuously until 
on or about October 24, 1899, retained 
possession thereof and used and occupied 
the same as a fire engine house, police 
station and court room for its police 
magistrate, and on April 3, 1899, its 
Board of Trustees formally accepted said 
premises and building and said waranty 
deed from said Brown to the Town of 
Cicero; and. 

Whereas, On April 4, 1899, an elec- 
tion Avas held whereby that portion of 
the Town of Cicero known as the Vil- 
lage of Austin, was annexed to the City 
of Chicago, and by virtue of such an- 
nexation and the statutes of Illinois in 
that respect,- said property which had 
formerly been public property of said 
Town of Cicero, then and there became 
and now is public property of the City 
of Chicago; and, thereafter, to-wit: On 
October 24, 1899, the City of Chicago 
took possession of said real estate and 
the building thereon and has continuous- 
ly ever since, and still is in possession 
thereof, and has used and still uses the 
same as a fire engine house; and, 

Whereas, On January 15, 1900, fore- 
closure proceedings were brought by the 
holder of said notes and trust deed 
against the Town of Cicero and the City 
of Chicago in the Circuit Court of Cook 
County, case No. 223,327, and in May, 
1902, a report of the Master in Chan- 
cery, to w^hom said cause had been re- 
ferred, was filed in said proceedings, 
holding the Town of Cicero personally 



liable to William L. Barnum, the holder 
of said notes, for the payment of the 
amount found to be due by the Master, 
and providing that in case of the sale of 
said real estate if the proceeds thereof 
were insufficient to pay said Barnum 
the amount found due him, he should 
be entitled to a deficiency decree against 
the Town of Cicero, and further holding 
the City of Chicago not personally liable 
to said Barnum for the payment of the 
amount therein found due him; and. 

Whereas, The Fire Department of the 
City of Chicago is desirous of continuing 
the use of said premises as and for an 
engine house, and the City Council has 
appropriated the sum of twelve thou- 
sand ($12,000.00) dollars for the pur- 
chase of new quarters for an engine 
house in the vicinity of Lake street and 
Waller avenue, Austin, in which locality 
said' above described premises are lo- 
cated; and, 

Whereas, The holder of said notes 
and trust deed to secure the pa^-ment of 
the same has offered to release said trust 
deed, and surrender said notes upon the 
payment to him of the said two principal 
notes of $3,900 each and four interest 
notes of $117 each (two of said interest 
notes having been paid by the Town of 
Cicero), together with interest on said 
notes after maturity, at the rate of seven 
(7) per cent per annum, and the sum of 
$350 solicitor's fees, as provided by said 
trust deed and found by said Master in 
Chancery to be a reasonable solicitor's 
fee, and the court costs in said foreclos- 
ure proceedings, including Master's fees; 
and. 

Whereas, Suit is now pending be- 
tween the City of Chicago and the Town 
of Cicero for an accounting as to the 
amount to be paid by the City of Chi- 
cago (in case any amount is found to be 
due) on account of the annexation of 
said Village of Austin to the said City 
of Chicago on said 24th day of October, 
1899; and, 

Whereas, The said Town of Cicero 
and also the Village of Berwyn and 



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the Village of Oak Park, who are inter- 
vening petitioners in said accounting 
proceedings, having afterwards been se- 
parated from the Town of Cicero by 
separation proceedings, have agreed to 
enter into a stipulation in said account- 
ing proceedings by which any charge or 
claim of said Town of Cicero against the 
City of Chicago on account of the trans- 
fer of said real estate and the improve- 
ments thereon, by annexation as afore- 
said, and any charge or claim of the 
City of Chicago against 'said Town of 
Cicero on account of the payment of 
said incumbrance will be eliminated from 
said accounting in consideration of the 
payment of said trust deed indebtedness 
by the City of Chicago; now, therefore, 

Be it ordered hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

That the Comj)troller be, and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to clear 
the title of the City of Chicago to said 
Lot five ( 5 ) , except the east twenty- 
five (25) feet of said lot, in Odiorn's 
subdivision of Block eight (8) of 
Austin's subdivision of the east half 
(E i/o of the northeast quarter (N. E. 
i/4) of Section eight (8), Township 
thirty-nine (39) .Korlli. llange thii reen 
(13), with the improvements thereon, by 
paying to the holder of said notes the 
amount of the said indebtedness so se- 
cured by said trust deed upon the de- 
livery to him of a release deed thereof. 
and the cancellation and deliver}^ of said 
notes by said trustee; provided said 
foreclo'Sure proceedings are dismissed 
and an order as entered in the said ac- 
counting proceedings now pending in the 
Circuit Court by which any charge or 
claim of said Town of Cicero against the 
City of Chicago on account of the trgjis- 
fer of said real estate and the improve- 
ments thereon, by annexation as afore- 
said, and any charge or claim of the 
City of Chicag'o against said Town of 
Cicero on account of the payment of 
said incumbrance will be eliminated 
from said accounting in consideration of 



the payment of said trust deed indebted- 
ness by the City of Chicago. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
'Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man. Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Evan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. , 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to transfer from Salary Fund H to Fund 
DD Live Stock keep, in appropriations 
for Fire Department, the sum of twenty- 
two thousand ($22,000.00) dollars, as 
]:)k^v request of the Fire Marshal attached 
hereto. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and lie is hereby authorized and directed 
tf) make the follov/mc; transfers in ap- 
pi'opriations for Bui-enu of Sewers, in ac- 
cordance with the request of the Com- 
niissioiier of Public Woiks and Super- 
intendent of Bureau of Sewers attached 
hereto. 

$750 from 69tli Street Pumping Sta- 
tion, •'•'power and attendance," to 69th 
Street Pumping Station "renewals and 
]epairs." 

$250 fro]n 09t]i Street Pumping Sta- 
tion •■'pov/er and attendance" to 69th 
Street Pumping Station ''supplies." 

$100 from 70th Street Pumping Sta- 
tion "repairs and renewals" to Pullman 
Pumping Station "supplies." 



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$200 from Woodlawn Pumping Station 
"supplies" to Pullman Pumping Station 
"repair?." 

$100 from Kensington Pumping Station 
"supplies" to Kensington Pumping Sta- 
tion "repairs." 

$2,500 from 69tli Street Pumping Sta- 
tion "power and attendance" to "repair 
of sewers." 

$500 from 69tli Street Pumping Station 
"power and attendance" to "repairing 
eatci'-basins." . 

$500 'from 70tli Street Pumping Sta- 
tion "repairs" to "repairing catch- 
basins." 

$900 from "office salaries" to "repair- 
ing catch-basins." 

$400 from "office expenses" to "repair- 
ing catch-basins." 

$1,000 from "new bench monuments" 
to "cleaning sewers." 
' $2,500 from "restoration of streets" bo 
"cleaning sewers." 

$2,500 from "house-drain salaries" to 
"cleaning sewers." 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

A\d. Snow presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he hereby is directed 
to issue to John Crute a permit for the 
construction of a building for an amuse- 
ment device known as "Canals of Ven- 
ice." at White City Park, 63d street and 
South Park avenue, said building to be 
constructed in accordance with plans 
herewith attached and of material to 
meet the approval of said Commissioner 
of Buildings. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby instructed 
to issue a permit to John Crute to erect 
at "White City Park," corner 63d and 
South Park avenue, two frame build- 
ings, 28 by 75 feet, to be connected by 
galvanized iron roof, in accordance witli 
plans hereto attached. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 



Aid. Snow presented the claim of Wm. 
McDonald for services during disability, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented an order to pay 
electrical workers of the city wages for 
holidays, which was 

Pveferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jones presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby in- 
structed and authorized to take charge 
of the sewerage pumps located at Cor- 
nell and Anthony avenues and to main- 
tain and operate same until- a sewer is 
constructed; alsio to contract and to pay 
for power and attendance for same out 
of the sewerage fund; pumps to remain 
the property of Peabody, Houghteling & 
Co. and to be returned to them after 
sewers are constructed, price not to ex- 
ceed $25 per month. 

AVhich was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. Ailing. Dixon. 
Foreman. Pringle, Dailey. Pichert, 
Rooney. McCormick (5th ward). Potter, 
Bennett. Snow, Moynih^V,- Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sind'elar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran. 
Ryan. Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno. 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman. Butler. Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley. Roberts. 
Eidmann. Badenoch, Johnson. Wood- 
ward. Ruxton. Race, Hunter — 63. 

Xays — Xone. 

Aid. Jones presented an order for low- 
ering sewer in Green Bay avenue, from 
90th street to 89th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
pro\ements. 



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Aid. Moynihan presented the claim of 
M. H. Peterson for damages against 
Sewer Department, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works lay water pipe in Avenue 
"J," from 106th street to 175 feet north 
of 105th street, providing the same pays 
the required annual revenue of 10 cents 
per lineal foot. 

Whihc was on m'otion duly 



Aid. Mo3aiihan presented an order for 
a permit to N. Johnson to occupy Har- 
bor ;a venue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and AUevs, South Division. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Preib presented an ordinance in 
favor of H. Loewenthal for a switch 
track across SangamOn and 20th streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. Preib presented the claim of prem- 
ises No. 145 West 18th street for rebate 
and decrease' of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, About fifteen buildings are 
under co'nstruction in the city, the plans 
of such buildings contemplate bay win- 
dows over the first story; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings grant permission to the owners 
or contractors to complete all buildings 
now under construction which provide 
for bay windows over the first story, to 
finish the same. 

Which was laid over. 



Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, The Cliicago General Rail- 
way Company is operating cars on Ash- 
land avenue, betwen the northwesterly 
line of Blue Island avenue and the south 
line 'of 31st street, and are charging a 
five-cent fare between the above-men- 
tioned points, thereby compelling pas- 
sengers boarding an Ashland avenue car 
at West 12th street, and desiring to ride 
to Ashland avenue and 39th street, to 
pixy three fares — 15 cents; and, 

Whereas, Section 7 of the original or- 
dinance, passed by the City Council July 
27th, 1896, published on page 1661, 
Volume 2 of the Code of 1898, granting 
the West Chicago Street Railroad Com- 
pany the right to lay tracks in Ashland 
avenue, between the northwesterly line of 
Blue Island avenue and the south line of 
31st street (subsequently leased to the 
Chicago General Railway Company), pro- 
vides that the line of Ashland avenue is 
to be an extension, and makes the rate 
of fare five cents for a continuous ride 
from one end of the line to the other; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on Local 
Transportation forthwith confer with 
the proper officials of the Chicago Union 
Traction Company, Chicago City Railway 
Company and the Chicago General Rail- 
way Company for the purpose of provid- 
ing and reporting such an ordinance 
compelling a universal transfer on cars 
operated on Ashland avenue from one 
end of it to the other, similar to that 
now in vogue on Halsted street, to the 
end that a passenger may be carried on 
Ashland avenue from the extreme north- 
ern terminus of the tracks of the Chicago 
Union Traction Company to the extreme 
terminus of the tracks of the Chicago 
City Railway Company on Ashland ave- 
nue for a five-cent fare. 

Which was on motion duly adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the officials of the C. B. 



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& Q R. R.. the C. & N. W. Ry. and the 
Chicago Terminal and Transfer R. R. 
cause an arc light to be placed at or 
near the center of Lincoln, Wood and 
Paulina streets, and Ashland avenue, be- 
tween 15th street and 16th street, to the 
end that a light be placed in the center 
of the various railroad tracks crossing 
the .above-named streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings cause the removal of all viola- 
tions of the building ordinance from the 
southeast corner of West 12tli street and 
Ashland avenue. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. CuUerton presented an order for 
paving and combined curb and gutters 
with bitulithic pavement, Paulina street, 
Wood street and Lincoln street, between 
16th and 22d streets, which v/as 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby requested 
to permit the sidewalk on both sides of 
West Tayl'or street from South Camp- 
bell avenue to California avenue, to be 
laid at the curb line. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

AM. Friestedt presented the claim of 
William W. Peck for payment of money 
under Special Assessment Warrant No. 
23,846, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the claim of the Jackson 
<fe Corbett Company for damage to its 
pile driver while in tow of the tug 



"Mosher" of the Dunham Towing and 
Wrecking Company, caused by a collision 
with the Canal street bridge, be taken 
from the files and re-referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance, because of the dis- 
covery of additional testimony as to the 
cause of this accident. (Committee on 
Finance Xo. 3259.) 

Which was on motion duly passer:. 

Aid. Maypole presented the (*laini of 
J. D. 'Mev for lowerino^ sewers, wdiich 



Referred to tlie Committee on Finaaiee. 

Aid. Maypole and Harkin presented an 
order for the paving of the following 
streets: Carroll avenue, from a point 
beginning at depression of subway west 
to Leavitt street; also Emerson avenue, 
from Wood street to Oakley avenue, nar- 
rowed to uniform width; also Robey 
street, from Grand avenue to Division 
street; also Lee place, from Robey street 
to Iloyne avenue; also Leavitt street, 
from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue; 
also Ohio street, from Robey street to 
Campbell avenue; also Ferdinand street, 
from Ashland avenue to Claremont ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to tlie Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
resolution: 

Whereas, It has pleased the Lord to 
call from this life and activity a citizen 
of sterling quality and unswerving in- 
tegrity in the person of the late Aid. 
Bernard W, Anderson. He was a man 
esteemed by all who knew him. He 
served the City of Chicago to the best of 
his ability and never shirked a duty 
however hard of accomplishment. As a 
husband and father he furnished an ex- 
ample worthy of emulation. As a citi- 
zen and lawmaker of the City of Chicago 
he commanded the respect of all, and 



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we, liis friends and colleagues, deeply 
iee] our irreparable loss; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That as a mark of respect for 
the deceased these resolutions be spread 
upon the records of this Council, and 
til at our heartfelt sympathy be hereby 
tendered to his afflicted family in their 
sad bereavement. 

Resolved, further, That the City Clerk 
is hereby directed to transmit a copy of 
these resolutions, suitably engrossed, to 
the family of the deceased. 

Which was on motion duly adopted by 
a rising vote. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented a petition and 
order for resurfacing North Lincoln 
street, from Chicago avenue to Division 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Lii- 
provements. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Bethlehem 
German Lutheran Church to make a two 
(2) inch connection with water main on 
south side of McReynolds street, east of 
Paulina street, without meter. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moran presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to George Motto, 86 Tilden 
avenue, to enclose passageway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue permit to John O'Brien, 
1061 W. 12th street, plat attached, to 
extend window dimension shown in plat. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 



Aid. Moran presented the claim of 
Frank Kirberg for refund of fine, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD 

Aid. Finn presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Albert 
Raffaelli to maintain a barber pole on 
the edge of the sidewalk at the curb- 
stone in front of No. 835 W. Harrison 
street. Said pole shall be erected in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works, and 
said permit shall be subject to revoca- 
tion at any time at the option of the 
Mayor or the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented an order for 
paving with brick first alley south of 
Monroe street, from Winchester avenue 
to Lincoln street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. McCormick presented the follow- 
ing orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
erect a gas lamp on Schiller street op- 
posite Willand street. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
erect a lamp on North Park avenue be- 
tween Sigel street and Schiller street. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
erect an electric lamp on west side of 
State street at corner between Illinois 
and Michigan streets. 

Ordered, By the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, That the Committee 
on City Hall and Bublic Buildings 
investigate the cause or causes of the 



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excessive smoke which comes from the 
city buildings and report its findings to 
the City CounciL 

Which were on motion duly passed. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented an order for 
asphalt pavement on Concord place, 
from Clybourn avenue to Sheffield ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Dunn presented the claim of 
Schuwacy Bembenowski for damage to 
personal property, which was 

Refered to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Williston presented a petition and 
an order for macadamizing Victoria 
street from Ridge avenue to Clark street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Reinberg presented an order for 
the construction of a six-foot cement 
sidew^alk on both sides of Olive avenue, 
from Ashland avenue to Hermitage ave- 
nue. Also on both sides of Hollywood 
avenue, from Clark street to Hermitage 
avenue, Avhich was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Leachman presented the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller or 
the proper official in charge, transfer the 
11th Distict Police Court from its pres- 
ent location to 1471 North Kedzie avenue. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



Aid. Leachman presented the claim of 
James iSnnth for refund of water pipe 
certificate; also the claim of Ella G. 
Giese for damage to property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Leachman presented a petition 
and an ordinance to establish a prohibi- 
tion district in territory commencing at 
the intersection of the east line of North 
Forty-sixth avenue (now occupied by the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany) and the north line of Armitage 
avenue; thence north along the east line 
of North Forty-sixth avenue to the south 
line of West FuUerton avenue; thence 
west along the south line of West Fuller- 
ton avenue to the east line of North Fif- 
ty-second avenue; thence south along the 
east line of North Fifty-second avenue . 
to the northerly line of Grand avenue; 
thence southeasterly along the northerly 
line of Grand avenue to the north line of 
Armitag avenue; thence east along the 
north line of Armitage avenue to the 
place of bcg-inning, except as to buildings 
fronting on Armitage avenue or build- 
ings fronting on West Fullerton avenue 
or buildings fronting on Grand avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Leachman presented orders for im- 
proving the following system of streets: 
Choctaw avenue, from North 41st avenue 
to Maple avenue; North 41st avenue, 
from Montrose avenue to Eastwood ave- 
nue ; North 41st court, from Montrose 
avenue to North 42d court; North 42d 
avenue, from Choctaw avenue to North 
42d court; North 42d court, from Elston 
avenue to North 41st court: India street, 
from jNIaple street to North 42d court; 
Farraday avenue, fom India street to a. 
point about 600 feet northwest thereof, 
with S-inch slag: 6-inch crushed cobble, 
Bedford. Ind., Oolitic limestone curb. .5 
inches by 30 inches; to be paid for in 
fen (10) annual installments. 

For curbing, grading and paving Lawn- 
dale avenue, from McLean avenue to 



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deeds upon the sales named below, upon 
the payment to the city of the sum of 
six hundred ninety-two and eighty-two 
one hundredths ($692.82) dollars. No- 
vember 10, 1900, Warrant No. 24438 
November 10, 1900, Warrant No. 24525 
October 23, 1901, Warrant No. 25461 
October 24, 1901, Warrant No. 24592, and 
be it further 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to cancel 
the certificates of sale upon the same 
property under Avarrants No. 24592, is- 
sued October 17, 1902, and October 17, 
1903, after the above payment has been 
made; the amount of sales covered by 
said certificates being included in the 
above named amount. 

This action is taken upon the several 
recommendations of the City Comptroller 
attached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Ghairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a request of the Commissioner of 
Public Works for authority to change 
pov/er in the Fullerton Avenue Pumping 
Station, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying 
order 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The follor^ving is the report: 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Ahicrmen of the City 

of Ohicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred request of Commissioner of 
Public Works for authority to change 
power in the Fullerton Avenue Pumping 
Station, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to rent two 125 



horse-power dynamos and purchase the 
necessary gearing, etc., and do all neces- 
sary work to make such changes as are 
necessary to the pumps at the Fullerton 
Avenue Pumping Station so that they 
may be run by electricity instead of 
steam, the cost of such work, etc., not 
to exceed the sum of $3,000 and to be 
done without advertising owing to the 
fact that this is an emergency case. 
Frank I. Bennett, 

. Chiarman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- . 
ferred claims of Edward Crowe and 
Daniel Lafferty for injuries received m 
the intercepting sewer, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
wa-s referred claims of sundry persons 
for personal injuries received in inter- 
cepting sewers, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons in the 
amount set opposite their names, same 
being in full of claims for personal in- 
juries received in intercepting sewers, in 
accordance Avith his recommendations at- 
tached and in accordance with waivers 
and releases attached; and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
appropriations for intercepting sewers : 

Edward Crowe $45.50 

Dan'l Lafferty 29.06 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairmayi . 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
jeferred an order to relay sidewalk at 
grade at the southwest corner of Le 
Moyne street and North Spaiilding ave- 
nne, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying substi- 
tute order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Cliicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred order to relay sidewalk at 
grade at southwest corner of Le Moyne 
street and North Spaulding avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
Jeave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to relaj^, raise or 
improve the sidewalk at the southwest 
corner of Le Moyne street and North 
Spaulding avenue, which is below the 
present grade. 

Fraxk I. Bennett, 

' Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was 
referred the claim of Wm. Johnson for 
refund of fine, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 24th. 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Fniance, to Avhom 
was referred claim of Wm. Johnson for 
refund of fine, having had the same un- 



der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Oixlered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to refund to Wm. Johnson the sum of 
eleven ($11.00) dollars, being fine paid 
at the House of Correction on June 1st, 
1904; said Wm. Johnson having been 
l^ardoned. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred claim of George Rumbold for 
refund of special assessment (adverse 
recommendation by the Board of Local 
Improvements attached) George Len- 
drum for wages (claim withdrawn) ; or- 
der to remove Indiana street bridge; 
claim of New York Plate Glass Insur- 
ance Co. for damage to window, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, to whom was referred an order to 
investigate third rail device, submitted 
a communication from the City Electri- 
cian in relation to the matter. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report 
l)e deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, to whom was referred order to in- 
ve^^tigate third rail device, having had 
tlip same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and submit eomniuniciitiou from 



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the City Electrician in relation to the 
matter. 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 



Chicago July 26th, 1904. 

Hon. Milton J. Foreman, Chairman Local 
Transportation Comviiittee, Title and 
Trust Building, Chicago, III.: 

Dear Sir — I am in receipt of your fa- 
vor of the 15th inst. enclosing copy of 
an order on the Local Transportation 
Committee, which order I herewith re- 
turn wi^h the following information: 

Upon investigation I find that the 
third rail is not susceptible of awj bet- 
ter protection than is now given it, 
owing to the form of construction. The 
right-of-way of the railroad companies is 
enclosed throughout and there is no 
danger of any one coming in contact wuth 
it if they do not trespass on private 
property. 

Where the road crosses streets and 
other public property no third rail is 
laid, and the cars are allowed to coast 
across the section where no third rail 
is used to supply current. As far as I 
can see, this does not interpose any 
additional dangers, as the speed of the 
ear does not accelerate where there is 
no third rail, but, on the contrary, slows 
down. 

The accident which happened to Mr. 
Dixon and wife, and referred to in this 
order, was in the nature of a collision 
and not due primarily to the use of the 
third rail. If, however, the location of 
the third rail at a point two feel? over 
the ground on private property, as now 
constructed, should be considered dan- 
• gerous, it would be entirely practicable 
to have the third rail elevated to a point 
above the reach of ordinary persons and 
still make use of the shoe contact which 
is used in place of the trolley. If you 
care to consider this phase of the situ- 
ation I will be glad to have drawings 
made showing the manner in which this 



third rail can be placed at a safe dis- 
tance above the ground. 

Your very truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred a communication re. em- 
powering the Mayor to release impound- 
ed dogs, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying or- 
dinance. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred communication in re. 
empowering Mayor to release impounded 
dogs, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following ordinance : 
Be it ordained ty the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 554 of Chap- 
ter XXI. of the Revised Code of Chicago, 
pEissed April 8, 1897, and approved April 
9, 1897, as amended on July 14, 1904, 
and July 18, 1904, be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read, as fol- 
lows : 

"For every dog taken up and con- 
fined in the dog pound, as provided in 
this ordinance, a redemption fee of 
three dollars, together with the amount 
of the unpaid license tax, if any, shall 
be paid to the City Collector for the 
use of the city; and upon procuring 
the certificate of the City Collector, 
stating that said amount has been 
paid, and paying to the Pound Master 
for taking up such dog the further 
sum of fifty cents, and the cost of 
keeping such dog, not to exceed twen- 



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ty-five cents per day, and cost of ad- 
vertising, if any, as hereinafter pro- 
vided, the owner or keeper thereof, 
within five days after the impounding, 
or any other person, after five days, 
shall be entitled to redeem such dog, 
and if such dog shall not be redeemed 
within five days after being taken up, 
such dog shall be destroyed by the 
pound keeper, except that at the ex- 
piration of the five days allowed for 
the redemption of impounded dogs, the 
pound master shall advertise imme- 
diately in a daily newspaper of gen- 
eral circulation in this city, all im- 
redeemed licensed dogs, if known or 
identified as such, and if such dogs 
be not redeemed at the expiration of 
the fifth day after such advertising, 
they shall then be destroyed; provid- 
ed, however, the Mayor may, in his 
discretion, release any such dog, with- 
out the payment of the redemption 
fee. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending Section 
187 of the Revised Code re. tags or 
labels on bread, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accom- 
panying substitute ordinance. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

. The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance amending Sec- 
tion 187 of Revised Code in re. bread, 
liavinff had the same under advisement, 



beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance : 
Charles Werno, 

Chairmo/n. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 187 of Chap- 
ter 14 of the Revised Code of Chicago, 
passed April 8th, 1897, and amended by 
ordinance February lltli, 1901, and fur- 
ther amended June 17th, 1901, be and 
the same is hereby amended by striking 
out the following: 

■"Provided, however, that to all loaves 
weighing, on the first day on which they 
are baked, less than one pound avoirdu- 
pois there shall be atttaehed to the 
top of said loaf a tag or label Avhicli 
shall not be less than three inches square 
and the letters or figures indicating said 
weight and the name of the manufac- 
turer of said loaf shall not be less than 
one and one-half inches in length," so 
that said entire section shall hereafter 
read as follows: 

'•187. (Size of Loaves — Bread.) All 
•"bread shall be made into loaves weigh- 
""ing, on the first day on which they are 
'"exposed for sale, one or one and one- 
"half pounds, two or two and one-half 
'■pounds, three or three and one-half 
"pounds, four or four and one-half 
■"pounds, five or five and one-half pounds, 
"or six pounds, avoirdupois weight, and 
"to each of such loaves shall be attached 
•"a label or tag plainly showing the 
"weight and the firm name of the manvi- 
'facturer thereof. 

"Provided, however, that if the bread 
""is not made into loaves of the specified 
"weights as above provided for, each loaf 
'"made in any weight other than those 
"above specified shall have attached to 
"same a label or tag showing plainly the 
'weight of such loaf and the firm name 
"of the manufacturer thereof; the size 
"of such tag or label and the letters 
■'and figures thereon shall be as follows: 
"Maximum size of tag or label, one 
"square inch; minimum size, three- 



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"quarters square inch and the letters and 
"figures thereon shall be not less than 
"one-quarter inch in height. 

"Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
"force and effect from and after its pas- 
"sage." 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License, to whom 
was referred an ordinance providing for 
the licensing and operation of shooting 
galleries, rifle ranges and gun clubs, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of the same. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assemhled : 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred an ordinance, shooting 
galleries, rifle ranges and gun clubs, pro- 
viding for the licensing and operation of, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the same be passed. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the licensing and oper- 
ation of shooting galleries, rifle ranges 
and gun clubs. 
Be it ordained ty the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That no person shall keep, 
conduct or operate any shooting gallery, 
rifle range, gun club or other place where 
firearms are discharged in the city with- 
out first being licensed so to do as here- 
inafter provided. 

Section 2, Any person or corpora- 
tion desiring to keep, conduct or operate 
any shooting gallery, rifle range, gun 
club or other place for the discharge of 
firearms in the city shall make written 
application to the Mayor for a- license 
so to do, setting forth therein the name 



of the applicant and the place where it 
is desired to keep, conduct or operate 
such shooting gallery, rifle range, gun 
club or other place where firearms are 
discharged. Upon the payment to the 
City Collector of an annual license fee of 
$25.00, the Mayor shall issue, or cause 
to be issued, a license attested by the 
City Clerk authorizing such applicant 
to keep, conduct or operate a shooting 
g-allery, rifle range, gun club or other 
place where firearms may be discharged, 
during the period of such license ; pro- 
^'iclel the requirement's hereinafter set 
forth in regard to location of shooting 
galleries and the placing of rifle butts or 
targets upon the premises of any rifle 
range or gun club, and the location of 
the grounds of such rifle range or gun 
club conform to the provisions of this 
ordinance. 

Section 3. Where application is made 
for keeping, conducting or operating a 
shooting gallery in the city, the Mayor 
shall cause to be made an inspection of 
the premises in or upon which it is in- 
tended or> desired to keep, use or oper- 
ate such shooting gallery, and if it ap- 
pears that such premises are so located 
and are of sufficient size, and that 
the target or targets and other equip- 
ment of such shooting gallery w^ill be 
placed, kept and maintained in such 
manner and in such condition as to pro- 
duce the maximum of safety, he shall 
issue or cause to be issued such license 
as is hereinabove provided for, other- 
wise such license shall be refused. INo 
shooting gallery shall be located upon 
any street or alley in any block in which 
two-thirds of the buildings on both sides 
of the street between the two nearest in- 
tersecting streets of such block are used 
chiefly for residence purjjoses, without 
the written consent of a majority of the 
owners of the property according to 
frontage on both sides of such street or 
alley between such intersecting streets. 

Section 4. Upon application being 
made by any person or corporation for a 
license to keep, conduct or operate a 



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rifle range or gun club or other place 
within the city upon or in which fire- 
arms may be discharged, the Mayor shall 
cause to be made an inspection of the 
premises upon or in which it is desfred 
or intended to keep, conduct or operate 
such rifle range, gun club or other place 
upon or in which firearms may be dis- 
charged, for the purpose of ascertaining 
whether such premises are sufficiently 
ample to permit of the discharge thereon 
or therein of firearms without endanger- 
ing the safety of the public or persons 
living adjacent to such premises, and to 
ascertain whether the targets or butts 
are so placed and are to be so kept and 
maintained, as to permit the use of such 
premises and the discharge thereon or 
therein of firearms with the maximum 
of safet}^ to the public and to persons 
living adjacent to such premises and to 
persons using such premises upon which 
such rifle range or gun club is being con- 
ducted, kept or operated; and if it shall 
appear that the premises are sufficiently 
ample and that the equipments thereof 
are such as will produce the maximum 
of safety as lierein required, a license 
shall be issued for such rifle range, gun 
club or other place as hereinbefore pro- 
vided; otherwise such license shall be 
refused. 

Section 5. Any person or corporation 
keepng, conducting or operating any 
shooting gallery, rifle range, gun club 
or other place within the city whereon 
or wherein firearms are discharged, or 
whereon or wherein shooting at a target 
is engaged in, without first being licensed 
as herein provided., shall be fined not 
less than ten nor more than one hun- 
dred dollars for each offense. 

•Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
eflfect and be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

Thomas M. Hunter, 

Ghainnan. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to ^vliom 



was referred a request of the Board of 
Education for erection of school build- 
ing on site at southvrest corner of Avers 
avenue and IGtli street instead of site at 
Hamlin avenue and 16th street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of the accompanying orders. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

Tlie following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20tli. 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools., to whom 
was refei-red request of Board of Educa- 
tion for erection of school building on 
site southwest corner Avers avenue and 
IGth street instead of site corner Hamlin 
avenue and 16th street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following orders : 

Ordered, That the order passed May 
3rd, 1904, page 165, official Council pro- 
ceedings, providing for appropriation of 
.$100,000 for erection of school building 
at northwest corner Han)lin avenue and 
^^'est 16th street be and the same is 
heieby rescinded. 

Ordered, That the sum of $160,000 be 
appropriated for the erection of a 20- 
room school building with assembly hall 
on the site at southwest corner Avers 
avenue and 16th street, and that the 
City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
authorized to set aside the said sum of 
$160,000 from the unappropriated bal- 
ance of the building account for the erec- 
tion of said school building. 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley 
adjoining the Nathan Smith Davis 



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School, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the same. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred ordinance for vacation of 
alley adjoining Nathan S. Davis School, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the ordinance do pass. 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title 
to Lots 1 to 11, both inclusive. Lots 38 
to 48, botli inclusive, the east 20.5 feet 
of Lot 12 and the east 20.8 feet of Lot 
37, in Block 1, in Sub. of Block 5, in 
Superior Court Partition of that part 
of the west half of the northwest quar- 
ter of Section 1-38-13, East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Il- 
linois, which said lots are intended to 
be used as the site of the Nathan Smith 
Davis School. 

Whereas, Lots 1 to 11, both inclusive, 
the east 4.5 feet of Lot 12, are separated 
■from the east 4.2 feet of Lot 37 and Lots 
38 to 48, both inclusive, by a public al- 
ley running east and west between West 
3'9th street and West 39th place; and, 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley rvnining east and west between 
W^est 39th street and W^st 39th place, 
in said city, between the aforesaid lots, 
be and the same ds hereby vacated; pro- 
vided, however, that this ordinance shall 
not go into effect nor shall the vacation 
herein provided for become effective until 
there shall have been dedicated as a pub- 



lic alley and laid open to the public use 
as such, the west 16 feet of the west 
20.8 feet of Lot 37, and the west 16 feet 
of the west 20.5 feet of Lot 12, aforesaid, 
which alleys so vacated and dedicated 
are substantially as shown on the plat 
thereof attached hereto and made a part 
hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
efl'ect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed, for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the west 16 feet of the 
west 20.8 feet of Lot 37, and the west 16 
feet of the west 20.5 feet of Lot 12, 
aforesaid; also a plat showing the alleys 
so dedicated and vacated. 



W. 



P. DUNTf, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley ad- 
joining the Charles W. Earle School, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of the same. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: ' 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred ordinance vacating alley 
adjoining Chas. W. Earle School, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance do pass. 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 40 to 48 and Lots 1 to 9, both in- 
clusive. Block 3. in Englewood on the 
Hill, a Subdivision of S. E. i^ of S. E. 



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34 of Sec. 18-38-14, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, which said lots are intended to be 
used as the site of the Charles Warring- 
ton Earle School. 

Whereas, Lots 40 to 48, both inclu- 
sive, are separated from Lots 1 to 9, 
Block 3, aforesaid, by a public alley 16 
feet wide running north and south be- 
tween S. Hermitage avenue and S. Pau- 
lina street; and 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lie alley running north and south be- 
tween S. Hermitage avenue and S. Pau- 
lina street in said city, between afore- 
said lots, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated; provided, however, that this or- 
dinance shall not go into effect nor shall 
the vacation herein provided for become 
effective until there shall have been dedi- 
cated as a public alley and laid open to 
the public use as such, the south 16 feet 
of Lot 9, aforesaid, which alleys so va- 
cated and dedicated are substantially as 
shown on the plat thereof attached here- 
to and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly 
executed and acknowledged, conveying 
to the City of Chicago, for the purpose 
of a public alley, the south 16 feet of 
Lot 9, aforesaid; also a plat showing 
the alleys so dedicated and vacated. 
W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley 



adjoining the Fallon School, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of 
the same. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 2(>th, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred ordinance vacating alley 
adjoining Fallon School, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the ordinance 
do pass. 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
the east 124 feet of the south 200 feet 
of Block 16, in Superior Court Subdivi- 
sion, West l^ Northwest % Section 4- 
38-14; also Lots 16 to 23, both inclusive, 
in Cram's Subdivision of Block 16, West 
1/2 N. W. 14 Section 4-38-14, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, which said lots are intended 
to be used as the site of the Fallon 
School. 

Whereas, The east 124 feet of the 
south 200 feet of Block 16, in Superior 
Court Subdivision, aforesaid, is separ- • 
ated from Lots 16 to 23, both inclusive, 
aforesaid, by a public alley 16 feet wide 
running north and south between Wal- 
lace street and Lowe avenue; and 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running north and south be- 
tween Wallace street and Lowe avenue, 
in said city, between aforesaid property, 
both inclusive, be and the same is here- 
by vacated; provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 



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become effective until there shall have 
been dedicated as a public alley and laid 
open to the public use as such the north 
16 feet of Lot 16, aforesaid, which alleys 
sa vacated and dedicated are substan- 
tially as shown on the plat thereof at- 
tached hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the north 16 feet of Lot 
16, aforesaid; also a plat showing the 
alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley ad- 
joining the Gladstone School, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of 
the same. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred ordinance vacating alley 
adjoining Gladstone School, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave bo 
report and recommend that the ordi- 
nance do pass. 

WHEREASy The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title 
to Lots 68 to 83, both inclusive, E. D. L. 
Wickes' Subdivision of Block 4, Division 
of Section 19-39-14, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, which said lots are intended to be 
used as the site of the Gladstone School. 



i 



Whereas, Lots 68 to 75, both in- 
clusive, aforesaid, are separated from 
Lobs 78 to 83, both inclusive, aforesaid, 
by a public alley 16 feet wide, running. 
east and west between Washburne ave- 
nue and West 13th street; and. 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That so much of the public 
alley running east and west between 
Washburne avenue and West 13th street, 
in said city, between aforesaid Lots 68 
to 83, both inclusive, be and the same is 
hereby vacated; provided, however, that 
this ordinance shall not go into effect 
nor shall the vacation herein provided 
for become effective until there shall have 
been dedicated as a public alley and 
laid open to the public use as such, the 
east 16 feet of Lot 83, which alleys so 
vacated and dedicated are substantially 
as shown on the plat thereof attached 
hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Reo(;rder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the east 16 feet of Lot 83, 
aforesaid; also a plat ehowing the alleys 
so dedicated and vacated. 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley 
adjoining the W. K. Sullivan School, 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the same. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the report : . 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, fco whom 
was referred ordinance vacating alley 
adjoining W. K. Sullivan School, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the ordi- 
nance do pass. 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 17 to 21, both inclusive, Block G, A. 
B. Meeker's Addition to Hyde Park, 
Subdivision of S. E. i^ of K E. 14, Sec. 
31-38-15, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, which 
said lots are intended to be used as the 
site of the William K. Sulldvan School. 

Whereas, Lots 20 and 21 are sepa- 
rated from Lot 19, aforesaid, by a pub- 
lic alle}' 14 feet wide running east and 
west between Coles and Houston ave- 
nues; and, 

W^HEREAs, The Board of Education has 
requested the Cit}^ Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore, 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That said alley be and the 
same is hereby vacated; provided, how- 
ever that this ordinance shall not go 
into effect nor shall the vacation herein 
provided for become effective until there 
shall have been dedicated as a public 
alley and laid open to the public use as 
such, the north 14 feet of Lot 21. afore- 
said, which alleys so vacated and dedi- 
cated are substantially as showm on the 
plat thereof attached hereto and made a 
part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage aiid approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinoiis, by the 



Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the north 14 feet of Lot 
21, aforesaid; also a plat showing the 
alleys so deddcated and vacated. 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley 
» adjoining the McCosh School, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of 
the same. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred ordinance vacating alley 
adjoining McCosh School, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the ordi- 
nance do pass. 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
the south 16 feet of Lot 12, all of Lots 
13 to 21, both inclusive, north 16 feet 
of Lot 22 and all of Lots 30 to 38. both 
inclusive. Block 6, in Oakwood, Subdivi- 
sion of North 1/, of Siouth y., of North- 
east % of Section 22-38-14. in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, which said lots are intended 
to be used as the site of the McCosh 
School. 

Whereas, The south IG feet of Lot 
12, all of Lots 13 to 21, both inclusive, 
and the north 16 feet of Lot 22 are sep- 
arated from Lots 30 to 38, both inclu- 
sive, aforesaid, by a public alley 16 feet 
wide running north and south between 
Champlain and Langley avenues, and 

Whereas, Tlie Board of Education has 



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requested the City Council to vacate the 

said alley, now, therefore, 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Sectio^N" 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running north and south be- 
tween Champlain and Langley avenues 
in said city between aforesaid Lots 13 
to 21, both inclusive, and Lots 30 to 38, 
both inclusive, be and the same is here- 
by vacated; provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 
become effective until there shall have 
been dedicated as a public alley and laid 
open to the public use as such, the south 
16 feet of Lot 12, aforesaid, and the 
north IG feet of Lot 22, aforesaid, which 
alleys so vacated and dedicated are sub- 
stantially as shown on the plat thereof 
attached hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the south 16 feet of Lot 
12 and the north 16 feet of Lot 22, afore- 
said; also a plat showing the alleys so 
dedicated and vacated. 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred an 
ordinance amending an ordinance passed 
July 11th, 1904, permitting James A. 
Patten to lay pipes, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the same. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



Chicago, October 22nd, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
ordinance amending ordinance of James 
A. Patten to lay pipes, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the ordinance 
do pass. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1 of the ordi- 
mmce in favor of James A. Patten to 
lay pipes, passed July 11th, A. D. 1904, 
and published July 14th, A. D. 1904, at 
page 948 of the "Proceedings of the City 
Council," be and the same is hereby 
amended to read as follows: 

"Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted unto James A. Patten, his 
heirs, devisees and assigns, to lay down 
and maintain three pipes, running from 
a point about sixty (60) feet south of 
the south line of Harrison street, in the 
east line of the alley running north and 
south between Sherman street and Fifth 
avenue, in the City of Chicago; thence 
directly across and underneath the sur- 
face of said alley, to a point about the 
center line thereof; thence in a northerly 
direction in said alley to Harrison street ; 
thence directly across and underneath 
the surface of Harrison street, and 
thence in said alley to a point about 
twenty (20) feet south of the north 
line of the building known as Numbers 
66-74 Sherman street, and thence di- 
rectly across said alley in an easterly 
direction into the premises last afore- 
said, connecting the building situated on 
the southwest corner of Harrison and 
Sherman streets and the building situ- 
ated upon and known as Numbers 66-74 
Sherman street, said pipes to be used 
only for conveying steam or enclosing 
conductors for conveying electricity, or 
both, for power, heating and lighting pur- 
poses between the two said buildings, one 



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of said pipes not to exceed nine inches 
in diameter, to be enclosed in logging, 
and, together with such enclosure, not 
to exceed eighteen (18) inches outside 
diameter; one pipe not to exceed three 
(3) inches in diameter, to be enclosed in 
logging, and, together with such en- 
closure, not to exceed eight (8) inches 
outside diameter, and the third pipe not 
to exceed three ( 3 ) inches in diameter, 
to be enclosed in logging, and, together 
with such enclosure, not to exceed eight 
(8) inches outside diameter. Further- 
more, that permission and authority be 
and the same are hereby given and 
granted unto the aforesaid Patten, his 
heirs, devisees and assigns, to con- 
struct in the alley aforesaid, along the 
course of the pipes hereinabove indi- 
cated, not to exceed four (4) manholes, 
each of said manholes to be constructed 
of brick, and to be about 4% feet wide, 
41^ feet long and six (6) feet deep, and 
covered with a cast iron coA^er. Further- 
more, that permission and authority be 
and the same are hereby given and grant- 
ed unto the aforesaid Patten, his heirs, 
devisees and assigns, to lay down and 
maintain three (3) pipes running from a 
point about forty (40) feet south of the 
south line of Harrison street, in the 
east line of the alley running north and 
south between Sherman street and Fifth 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, thence di- 
rectly across and underneath the sur- 
face of said alley to a point about the 
center line thereof; thence in a south- 
erly direction in sadd alley to a point 
about thirty-five (35) feet north of the 
south line of the building known as 
Numbers 114-116 Sherman street, and 
thence directly across said alley in an 
easterly direction into the premises last 
aforesaid, connecting the building situ- 
ated on the southwest corner of Plarrison 
and Sherman streets, and the building 
situated upon and known as Numbers 
114-116 Sherman street, said pipes to 
be used only for conveying steam or en- 
closing conductors for conveying electri- 
ity, or both, for j)Ower, heating and 



lighting purposes between the two swid 
buildings, one of said pioes not to px- 
ceed nine inches in diameter, to be en- 
closed in logging, and, together with such 
enclosure, not to exceed eighteen (18) 
inches outside diameter: one pij)enotto 
exceed three (3) inches in diameter, to 
be enclosed in logging, and, together with 
such enclosure, not to exceed eight (8) 
inches outside 'diameter, and the third 
pipe not to exceed three ( 3 ) inches in 
diameter, to be enclosed in logging, and, 
together with such enclosure, not to ex- 
ceed eight (8) inches outside diameter. 
Furthermore, that permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted unto the aforesaid Patten, 
his heirs, devisees and assigns, to con- 
struct in the alley aforesaid, along the 
course of the pipes hereinabove indicated, 
not to exceed two (2) manholes, each 
of said manholes to be constructed of 
brick, and to be about 414 feet wide, 41/0 
feet long and six (6) feet deep, and 
covered with a cast iron cover. Provided, 
however, that the series of pipes last 
herein described may begin at the point 
where the series of pipes first herein de- 
scribed turns in a northerly direction in 
the alley aforesaid, and that said last 
described pipes may connect at such 
point with the pipes herein first de- 
scribed, and the location of all said pipes 
and manholes, and the construction and 
operation of the same shall be under 
the direction and supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and the construction and oper- 
ation of all electrical conductors in- 
stalled pursuant to the permission herein 
granted, shall be under the direction and 
supervision and to the satisfaction of 
the City Electrician." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance by 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for. 

Linn 11. "S'orxo, 
Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred an ordinance vacating part of 
West 95th place and certain alleys, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of the same. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 21st, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to Avhom was re- 
ferred ordinance vacating W. 95th place 
between Throop and Loomis streets and 
all alleys in block, etc., having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the ordinance 
do pass. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of part of West 95th 

place and certain alleys. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. All the alleys in the block 
bounded by West 95th place, Loomis 
street. West 96th street and Throop 
street, are hereby vacated and discon- 
tinued. 

Section 2. All that part of West 
95th place being .between the west line 
of Throop street and the east line of 
Loomis street, is hereby vacated and dis- 
continued. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Linn H. Youngt, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order permitting Mrs. Jose- 
phine Palt to construct a bay window, 
submitted a report recommending that 



the same be referred to the Committee 
on Building Department. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. ' 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance permitting the 
Semet Solvay Co. to construct a sub- 
way and bridge across Torrence avenue 
and an order on the Illinois Central E. R. 
to remove tracks across 130th street 
and Indiana avenue, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVI- 
SION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred an 
ordinance permitting Herbert V. Sey- 
mour to excavate under alley, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying substitute ordinance. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred or- 
dinance, Herbert V. Seymour, permit to 
excavate under alley, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1, That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Herbert V. Seymour, his sue- 



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cessors and assigns, to excavate under 
and to the middle of the alley known as 
Sch'ool street, in the rear of building num- 
bered 75 and 77 West Monroe street, for 
the purpose of forming ooal bins to be 
used in connection with said building, to 
be constructed according to plans ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and to be 
filed in his office, the said excavation 
shall be constructed in a safe and work- 
manlike manner under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or as- 
signs, shall restore said portion of the 
* alley at the place where said excavation 
is located to a condition satisfactory to 
the Commissioner of Public Works with- 
out cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to said City of Chicago, so that 
i;he portion of said alley where said ex- 
cavation had been located, shall be put 
in the same condition, safe for public 
travel, as the other parts of said alley in 
the same l)lock. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
ha\^e been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City 
of Chicago from any and all liability, 
cost, damage or expense of any kind what- 
soever which may be suffered by it, said 
City of Chicago, or which it may be put 
to, or which may accrue against, be 



charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein given; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform, 
all and singular, the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
j in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. • 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, his successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
alley in which such excavation is lo- 
cated in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of ciie City of Chi- 
cago now or hereafter iu force, pertain- 
ing to and regulating the use of space 
underneath streets and alleys, and if com- 
pensation is required oy any such ordi- 
nance to be paii to t!ie Citv of Chicago 
for such use, ths grantee iiercin, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall pay su' h com- 
pensation as ta prescribed '-y ajiy such 
ordinance. 

Section 6. Tiiis ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing w^ithin 30 
days of an acceptance, in writing, of this 
ordinance by said grantee, and the filing 
at the same time of the bond herein 
provided for. 

J. E. Scully, 

CJiainnan. 



The same Committee, to whom was 
referred an ordinance permitting Xicli- 
olas W. Hacker to construct bridges and 
lay a switch track, submitted a report 



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recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying substitute ordinance. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Street and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred or- 
dinance Nicholas W. Hacker to construct 
bridge and lay switch track, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Giving Nicholas W. Hacker and his as- 
signs the right to cross West Congress 
street and alley with an elevated 
switch track. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and they are hereby granted 
to Nicholas W. Hacker of Chicago, his 
heirs and assigns, to construct and main- 
tain steel and iron bridges in the City of 
Chicago, upon and across the alley east 
of Lots ten (10) to fourteen (14), in 
F. W. & J. L. Campbell's Subdivision of 
Lots thirteen (13) to twenty- two (22), 
both inclusive, and Lots twenty- three 
(23) and twenty- four (24), except the 
east 99 feet thereof, in Block four (4), 
in Rockwell's Addition to Chicago, in the 
Northeast quarter of Section thirteen 
(13), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen ( 13 ) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, Cook County, Illi- 
nois, at a point between the north line 
of said Lot ten (10) and the south line 
of said Lot fourteen ( 14 ) , and upon and 
across West Congress street at a point 
between forty-five (45) feet west of the 
west line of the right of way of the 
Chicago & Northwestern Railway Com- 



pany and said right of way for the pur- 
pose of maintaining and operating a 
railroad switch and sidetrack in the City 
of Chicago from the tracks of the said 
Chicago &'■ Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany across said alley and said Con- 
gress street to the lots in the block 
adjacent to said railroad right of way 
between Congress and Harrison streets; 
the under side of said bridge to be not 
lower than the bridge of the Chicago & 
Northwestern Railway Company, now 
across Congress street upon its said right 
of way, but said bridge may be ele- 
vated higher, if desired by said Nicholas 
W. Hacker or his assigns. The approxi- 
mate location of said bridge and tracks 
is shown on the plat attached hereto 
and marked Exhibit "A," and which for 
greater certainty is made a part of this 
ordinance; provided, however, that be- 
fore any such bridge or tracks, as shown 
on said plat across said street and alley, 
shall be laid, the said Nicholas W. 
Hacker, his heirs or assigns, shall file 
with the City Clerk a bond with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor in the 
sunt of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, 
and conditioned upon the observance and 
faithful performance of all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of this or- 
dinance; and conditioned further to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any loss, damage, 
expense, cost or liability of any kind 
whatsoever that may be suffered by it, 
the said City of Chicago, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city, from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done by 
said grantee by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance. And if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 2. The said bridges and tracks 
covered by this ordinance shall be laid 
down, constructed, maintained and oper- 



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ated under the supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of Chicago. 

Section 3. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted shall, however, cease and 
determine at the expiration of ten years 
from the passage of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are subject to all 
general ordinances concerning railroads 
now in force, or that may hereafter be 
passed. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
passage of this ordinance and the privi- 
leges hereby granted, said Nicholas W. 
Hacker, his heirs and assigns, shall pay 
annually to said City the sum of fifty 
($50,00) dollars, the said payments to 
be made on the 15th day of January 
in each year, during the continuance in 
force of this ordinance; and upon the 
failure to make such payments within 
thirty days after said date, the rights 
and privileges given herein shall then 
cease and determine. In case of the ex- 
piration of this ordinance by lapse of 
time, the said Nicholas \Y. Hacker- and 
his assigns shall at his or their expense 
cause the said bridges and tracks to be 
removed, and upon failure to so remove 
said tracks, then the City of Chicago 
may within ten days after notice to him 
or his assigns remove said tracks and 
bridges at the expense and cost of said 
parties. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ac- 
ceptance by said Nicholas W. Hacker or 
his assigns, provided, such acceptance be 
filed within thirty days after the date 
of the passage of this ordinance. 

J. E. Scully, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom Avas re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating part of an 
alley in F. W. and J. L. Campbell's Sub., 
Bl'ock 4, submitted a report recommend- 



ing the passage of an accompanying sub- 
stitute ordinance. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
West Division, to whom was referred 
ordinance vacating part of alley in F. W. 
and J. L. Campbell's Sub., Block 4, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of tlie following ordinance: 

an ordinance 
Vacating part of an alley in F. W. and 
J. L. Campbell's Subdivision of Lots 
13 to 22 and Lots 23 and 24, except 
the east 99 feet thereof, in Block 4 in 
Roekwell's Adition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all that part of the 
alley adjoining Lots thirty-nine (39) to 
fifty-two (52), both inclusive, in F. W. 
and J. L. Cam.pbell's Subdivision of Lots 
thirteen (13) to twenty-two (22) and 
Lots twenty-three (23) and twenty-four 
(24), except the east 99 feet thereof, in 
Block four (4), in Rockwell's Addition 
to Chicago, be and the same is hereby 
vacated : provided, however, that the said 
alley shall not be vacated unless within 
thirty days of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance, Nicholas W. Hacker 
shall pay the City Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago the sum of three thou- 
sand two hundred and fifty-five ($3,255) 
dollars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be" in force from and after 
the making of the payment hereinabove 
n^.entioned. 

J. E. Scully, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was 



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referred an order vacating a parcel of 
land marked "Park" in plat, in S. E. 
Gross' Boulevard Addition, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred a 
petition and ordinance vacating an alley 
in Block 1, Catholic Bishop of Chicago 
Lake Shore Drive Addition, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Palmer moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred 
ordinance and petition for vacation of 
alley, etc., in Block 1, Catholic Bishop 
of Chicago Lake Shore Drive Addition, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the ordinance do pass. 

Be it ordained. l)y the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the alley in Block 
one ( 1 ) in the Catholic Bishop of Chi- 
cago's Lake Shore Drive Addition, being 
a subdivision of the north eighteen and 
eighty-three hundredths (18.83) chains 
of Fractional Section three (3), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range four- 
tee (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, shown 
upon the plat of said subdivision filed 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 



Cook County aforesaid, on the 24th day 
of August, 1880, and recorded in book 
15 of plats, on page 35, be and the same 
is hereby vacated; provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not go into ef- 
fect nor shall the vacation herein pro- 
vided for become effective until there 
shall have been dedicated through said 
Block one (1) a public alley sixteen (16) 
feet wide, being eight (8) feet on each 
side of a center line described as fol- 
lows: Beginning at a. point in the north 
line of Burton place one hundred and 
eight-one (181) feet west of the west 
line of the Lake Shore Drive, and one 
hundred and thirteen (113) feet east 
of the east line of Astor street, running 
thence north, parallel to the east line 
of Astor street, one hundred and fifty- 
seven (157) feet; running thence north- 
easterh^ seventeen (17) feet, to a point 
one hundred and eighteen (118) feet east 
of the east line of Astor street, and one 
hundred and seventy-six (176) feet west 
of the west line of the Lake Shore Drive ; 
running thence north, parallel to the 
east line of Astor street, to the south line 
of North avenue; which alley so to be 
dedicated is substantially shown, marked 
in green, upon the plat thereof attached 
hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that 
within sixty (60) days after the date of 
the passage hereof there shall be filed 
for reoord in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by tlie 
Catholic Bishop of Chicago and Victor 
F. Lawsbn a plat properly executed and 
acknowledged, dedicating for the pur- 
poses of a public alley a strip sixteen 
(16) feet wide through said Block one 
( 1 ) , particularly described in Section 1 
of this ordinance; and provided further, 
that within sixty (60) days from the 
date of the passage hereof said new alley 
shall be open and laid out for public 
travel. 

HoNORE Palmer, 

Chairman. 



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BUILDING DEPAETMENT. 

The Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred the revision 
of the building ordinance re. buildings 
of Class IV., submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
ordinance. 

Aid. Harkin moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 2Cth, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assemhled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred matter of 
revision of building ordinance for build- 
ings of Class IV., having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and reeommenci the passage of the fol- 
lowing ordinance. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance relat- 
ing to the Department of Buildings and 
governing the erection of buildings, etc., 
in the City of Chicago, passed ]\Iarch 
28, 1898, and all subsequent amend- 
ments thereto, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: 

Strike out of the ordinance all of that 
portion of the amending ordinance passed 
January 18, 1904, and all subsequent 
amendments thereto, pertaining to and 
regulating buildings of Class IV.; which 
said ordinance of January 18, 1904, is 
printed at page 2057 et seq. of the 
printed Council Proceedings of 1903-1904. 

Strike out of said ordinance of March 
28, 1898, Sections" 164 to 197, both itf- 
elusivej and said Sections are hereby 
repealed. 

Further amend said ordinance of 
March 28, 1898, by adding thereto the 
following sections, which shall apply 
6nly to buildings of Class IV., as defined 
by Section 65 of the ordinance: 

Section 1. Class IV. — Definition Of. — 



Outside Walls of Class IV. — Structures 
Built Above.— Walls Of. 

Buildings of Class IV. shall include all 
buildings used as assembly halls, whether 
for purposes of worship, instruction, or 
entertainment, except as herein provided 
for buildings of Classes V. and VIII. 

The outside walls of all buildings used 
wholly or in part for the purposes of 
Class IV., the roof or ceiling of which 
is carried on trusses or girders of a 
span of fifty feet or more, shall be as fol- 
lows : 

If such walls are less than twenty-five 
feet high, not less than twenty inches 
thick. 

If they are more than twenty-fiv^e 
feet and less than forty-five feet hrgh, 
they shall not be less than twenty-four 
inches thick. 

If they are more than forty-five feet 
and less than sixty feet high, they suall 
not be less than twenty-eight incHfes 
thick. 

If they are more than sixty feet and 
less than seventy-five feet high, they 
shall not be less than thirty- two inches 
thick. 

If the}'' are more than seventy-five feet 
and less than ninety feet high, t\\ej sITall 
not be less than thirty- six inches thick. 

An increase of four inches in thick- 
ness of such walls shall be made in all 
cases where they are over one hundred 
feet long without cross walls of equal 
height. 

For rooms used for the purposes of 
Class IV., where such rooms are less 
than fifty feet wide in the clear, the 
thickness of the walls enclosing or sur- 
rounding such rooms may be reduced 
by four inches. 

The outside Nvalls of all buildings of 
Class IV., the roof or ceiling of which is 
not carried on trusses or girders, shall 
be of the same thickness as in buildings 
of Class I. 

If one or more stories are built above 
the room devoted to the uses of Class 



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IV., and such stories are carried on 
trusses or girders, the thickness of walls 
shall be increased by four inches for 
each t\A^o stories or part thereof above 
every such room. 

If solid masonry buttresses are em- 
ployed, and placed sixteen feet or less 
apart, and extended to the foot of the 
trusses or girders carrying the ceiling, 
or if iron or steel pillars are inserted in 
such walls for the support of the super- 
structure, and at distances not more 
than eighteen feet between centers, and 
if such pillars extend to and carry the 
superimposed trusses or girders, the 
thickness of such walls may be reduced 
in proportion to the increase of strength 
afforded by such buttresses or pillars; 
but in no case shall any such wall be 
less than twelve inches thick in the top 
story. Four inches shall be added, go- 
ing downward, for each story or for each 
twenty-five feet in height of wall. Pro- 
vided, that if in any building of this 
cla^s now in existence the structural 
parts thereof do not comply with the 
foregoing requirements, and structi;ral 
changes are made therein, then all walls, 
colujnns, or other structural parts shall 
be strengthened in a manner satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Buildings. 

Section 2. (Pillars in Walls.) If 
iron or steel pillars are introduced 
in said walls, the brick work 
around the same shall be bonded into 
that of the connecting walls, and each of 
such pillars shall be fireproofed, as pro- 
vided in Section — of this ordinance. 

Section 3. (Frontage of Class IV. — 
Seating less than eight hundred.) 
Buildings of Class IV. containing halls 
of an aggregate seating capacity of eight 
hundred persons or less shall have for 
each hall a frontage upon two public 
spaces, of which at least one shall be a 
street and of which the other, if it is 
not a street, shall be a public or private 
alley, not less than ten feet wide, open- 
ing directly on a public street. 

Section 4. (Fr'ontage of Class IV. — 



of Class IV. containing halls of greater 
aggregate seating capacity than eight 
hundred shall have for each hall a fac- 
ing upon three open spaces, of which at 
least one shall be a public street, while 
the two others, if not streets, shall be 
public or private alleys of a width of 
not les's than ten feet each, opening di- 
rectly on a public street; or a fireproof 
passageway or tunnel of not less than 
seven feet in width may be used in place 
of orie or both of these alleys, provided 
such passageway- or tunnel leads to a 
public thoroughfare. 

Section 5. (Class IV. — Construction 
of.) Buildings of Class IV. containing 
halls of an aggregate seating capacity of 
not more than eight hundred may be 
built of ordinary construction. If such 
halls have a greater aggregate seating 
capacity than eight hundred and less 
than one thousand five hundred, such 
buildings shall be built of mill, slow 
burning, or fireprobf construction. If 
such halls have an aggregate seating 
capacity greater than one thousand five 
hundred, such buildings shall be built 
of entirely fireproof construction. 

Section 6. (Buildings of Class IV. 
Used Partly for Other Purposes.) 

Any buildings used either wholly or in 
part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be built of entirely fireproof con- 
struction if the halls therein have an 
aggregate seating capacity greater than 
one thousand five hundred. 

Section 7. Construction of Buildings 
of Certain Height. ) Any building high- 
er than sixty feet and connected with 
or made part of any building used wholly 
or in part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be entirely of fireproof construc- 
tion. Any such building less than sixty 
feet in height shall, if its case is not al- 
ready covered by other provisions of this 
ordinance, be made oif mill, slow burn- 
ing, or fireproof construction. 

Section 8. (Openings between non- 
fireproof buildings.) In all cases where 



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fireproof eonstructiooi is not used for the 
whole of two or more eomiected 
buildings used wholly or in part 
for the purposes of Class IV. there shall 
be at each connecting opening double iron 
doors. 

Section 9. (Spires, Cupolas and 
Domes upon Houses of Worship.) 

Spires, cupolas, or domes of non-fire- 
proof material may be erected as part 
of any house of public worship, if the 
same is used for such purposes only^ and 
if such house of worship is so built that 
it is nowhere nearer than twenty feet 
to any line of the lot upon which it 
stands (street and alley lines excepted) ; 
and such non- fireproof spires or domes 
may be maintained only while this in- 
tervening space of twenty feet is main- 
tained unoccupied as part of the grounds 
or premises belonging to such house of 
public worship. 

In case the above is complied with 
such spire or dome may be built with a 
framework of combustible material, 
which shall, however, be covered on the 
outside with porous terra cotta, hollow 
tile, or mortar, and upon this, with a 
weatherproof covering of sheet metal, 
slate or glazed tile. 

Section 10. (If Conditions Violated — 
Dome Must Be Taken Down — Roofs of 
Isolated Buildings of Class IV.) If the 
conditions of such buildings be so 
changed that there shall not be a vacant 
space as hereinbefore required surround- 
ing same, then such spire, cupola or dome 
shall be forthwith taken down. 

The roofs of isolated buildings occu- 
pied for the purposes of Class IV. shall 
be constructed in the same manner as 
that provided for spires, cupolas, and 
domes. 

Section 11. (Limitation of Floor 
Levels of Class IV. — Auditorium Floor 
of Class IV. — ^Height Above Sidewalk.) 
The following limitations of fioor levels 
in buildings occupied either wholly or 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be observed in all cases : 



In buildings occupied either wholly or 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. no 
auditorium of a greater seating capacity 
than one thousand shall have the highest 
part of its main floor at a greater dis- 
tance than ten feet above the adjacent 
sidewalk grades. No room or rooms used 
for the purposes of Class IV, of a 
greater seating capacity than five hun- 
dred shall be at a greater distance from 
the sidewalk gi'ade than thirty feet. No 
room or rooms used for the purposes' of 
Class IV. of a greater seating capacity 
than two hundred shall be at a higher 
level above the sidewalk "grade than 
forty- five feet. Provided, however, that 
in the case of a building used either 
wholly or in part for the purposes of 
Class IV. and built wholly of fireproof 
construction rooms to be used for the 
purposes of Class IV. and of a seating 
capacity less than five hundred may be 
located in any story thereof; but in 
such case there shall be at least two 
separate and distinct flights of stairs 
from the floor in which such room or 
rooms are located, to the ground, each of 
which stairs shall be not less than four 
feet wide in the clear. 

Section 12. (Width of stairways — 
Entrances and Exits.) The width of 
stairways in buildings used wholly or 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be eighteen inches for every one 
hundred of the aggregate seating ca- 
pacity of all rooms in such building 
which are used for the purposes of Class 
IV.; and for fractional parts of each 
one hundred seating capacity a propor- 
tionate part of eighteen inches shall be 
aded to the width of such stairways; but 
no stairway in such building shall be 
less than four feet wide in the clear, ex- 
cept as hereinafter provided; and pro- 
vided further, that in any such building 
having a room or rooms used for the 
purposes of Class IV., the aggregate 
seating capacity of which shall not ex- 
ceed two hundred and fifty, two separate 
and distinct three-foot stairways shall 
be permitted. 



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All stairways shall have had railings 
on each side thereof. No stairway shall 
ascend a greater height than thirteen 
feet without a level landing, which, if 
its width is in the direction of the run 
of the stairs, shall not be less than three 
feet wide, or which, if at a turn of the 
stairs, shall not be of less width than 
the width of the stairs. 

Where there are balconies or galleries 
the first balcony or gallery shall be de- 
signated the "Balcony," and the second 
and third balcony or gallery shall be 
designated, respectively, "Gallery" and 
"Second Gallery." Such designation 
shall be plainly printed on all admission 
tickets. 

Distinct and separate places of exit 
and entrance shall be provided for each 
gallery. A common place of exit and 
entrance may serve for the main floor 
of the auditorium and the balcony, pro- 
vided its capacity be equal to the aggre- 
gate capacity of all aisles or corridors 
leading from the main floor and the said 
balcony to such place of exit and en- 
trance. 

Stairways leading to a box or boxes, 
seating not to exceed thirty people in the 
aggregate, shall be independent of all 
other stairs or seats, and not less than 
two feet six inches wide in the clear. 
For each additional twenty-five of seat- 
ing capacity or major portion thereof in 
such boxes an additional width of five 
inches shall be added to such stairways. 

Section 13. (Class IV. — Aisles — Steps 
in Aisles — Passageways Kept Unob- 
structed — Width of Corridors, Passages, 
Hallways and Doors.) Aisles in rooms 
or auditoriums used for the purposes of 
Class IV. shall be eighteen inches in 
width for each one hundred of the seat- 
ing capacity of such room or auditorium, 
and for fractional parts of one hundred 
a proportionate part of eighteen inches 
shall be added; but no aisle shall be 
less than two feet six inches in width 
in its narrowest part. 

Steps shall be permitted in aisles only 



as extending from bank to bank of seats, 
and whenever the rise from bank to bank 
of seats is less than five inches, the floor 
of the aisle shall be made as an inclined 
plane, and where steps occur in outside 
aisles or corridors they shall not be 
isolated, but shall be grouped together, 
and there shall be a light at or near 
every place where there are steps in 
such outside aisles or corridors. 

All aisles and passageways in such 
rooms or auditoriums shall be kept free 
from campstools, chairs, sofas, and other 
obstructions, and no person shall be al- 
lowed to stand in or occupy any of such 
aisles or passageways during any per- 
formance, service, exhibition, lecture, 
concert, ball, or any public assembly. 

There shall not be more than fourteen 
seats in any one row between such 
aisles. 

The width of corridors, passageways, 
hallways, and doors adjacent to, con- 
nected with, or a part of such rooms or 
auditoriums shall be computed in the 
same manner as is herein provided for 
stairways and aisles, excepting, how- 
ever, that no such corridor shall be any- 
where less than four feet in width and 
no such door shall be less than three 
feet in width. 

Section 14. (Class IV. — Emergency 
Exits.) Emergency exits and stairways 
shall be provided outside of the walls of 
all assembly halls of a larger seating 
capacity than eight hundred; provided, 
however, if any such assembly hall is 
used for any of the purposes described in 
Section 17a of this ordinance and has 
a seating capacity of more than four hun- 
dred, such assembly hall shall have 
emergency exits to the street, of one- 
half of the aggregate width of the main 
exits; but no such exit shall be less than 
three feet in width. 

Such emergency exits and stairways 
therefrom may be built inside the walls 
of the building in a corridor or passage- 
way not less than seven feet wide, which 
corridor or passageway shall be sur- 



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rounded by a fireproof partition not 
less than four inches thick. 

Such stairways shall be made of 
wrought iron or steel. All emergency 
exits and stairways therefrom shall be 
kept free of obstruction of any kind, 
including snow and ice. 

Section 15. (Class IV. — ^Doors to 
Open Outw^ard — Walls BetAveen Audi- 
• torium and Stage.) All doors affording 
access directly or indirectly to the street 
from any room used for the purposes 
of Class IV. shall open outward upon 
suitable hinges. 

Exit doors from such rooms shall not 
be obscured by draperies and shall not 
be locked or fastened in any manner 
during the entire time any such room 
is open to the public, but shall be so 
constructed and maintained that they 
■ may be easily opened from the interior. 

In buildings used either wholly or in 
part for the purposes of Class IV. here- 
after erected there shall be a solid brick 
wall, of the same thickness as that called 
for on the outside walls, between Tlie 
auditorium and stage; and in non-fire- 
proof buildings such walls shall extend 
to a height of three feet above the roof. 
Provided, however, that in existing 
buildings any room used for the pur- 
poses of Class IV. and having a seating 
capacity greater than four hundred shall 
have the proscenium wall built of in- 
combustible material. 

The main curtain opening in any such 
room shall have a wrought iron or steel 
or asbestos curtain, which shall be in- 
spected by the Building Department 
semi-annually; and all other openings in 
the proscenium wall shall have iron 
doors. 

Section 16. (Structures Over Ceiling 
of Class IV. — Construction.) If any 
structure is built over the ceiling or roof 
of any building used either wholly or 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. the 
different members of the girders or 
trusses supporting the same shall have 
their fireproofing double, in the manner 



required for pillars for fireproof build- 
ings of Class I. 

Section 17. (Fire Apparatus on 
Stage of Class IV.) In all rooms used 
for the purposes of Class IV. of a seat- 
ing capacity of two hundred and fiffy 
or more, where stationary scenery is 
used, there shall be kept for use two 
or more portable fire extinguishers or 
hand fire pumps on and under the stage, 
and also four fire department axes, two 
fifteen-foot hooks, and two ten-foot 
hooks on each tier or floor of the stage, 
subject to the approval of the Fire Mar- 
shal; and in such rooms Of less seating 
capacity than two hundred and fifty 
there shall be at least one portable fire 
extinguisher. 

Section 17a. (Rooms Used for Regu- 
lar Theatrical or Vaudeville Perform- 
ances.) It shall be the duty of every 
person or corporation operating or main- 
taining any room used for the purposes 
of Class IV. and which are used regularly 
for theatrical or vaudeville perform- 
ances, and where an admission fee is 
charged, to employ one competent, ex- 
periencea fireman, Avho shall be detailed 
by the Fire Marshal and who shall be 
in the uniform of the Chicago Fire De- 
partment. Such fireman shall be on 
duty during the whole time such room 
is open to the public and he shall report 
to and be subject to the orders of the 
Fire Marshal; he shall see that all fire 
appartus required by this ordinance is 
in its proper place and in proper condi- 
tion ready for use and that all exits are 
unlocked during the whole time such 
building is open to the public. 

Such fireman and the Fire Marshal 
shall require all persons employed in or 
about such room to be drilled in the use 
of all apparatus and appliances for the 
prevention of fire installed therein, at 
least twice in every Aveek, and such fire- 
man shall report to the Fire Marshal 
the manner and efficiency of such drill. 
Such fireman shall report in writing 
daily to the Fire Marshal the condition 



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and equipment of the building or por- 
tion thereof to which he is detailed. No 
fireman shall be on duty at any one 
building for a longer period than two 
weeks. 

A standpipe not less than one and one- 
half inches in diameter, with a hose con- 
nection and hose valve therein, shall be 
installed on each side of the stage in 
such room and shall at all times have 
a hose- connected thereto, ready for use. 
Such standpipe shall be connected with 
a power pump or gravity tank so that 
a sufficient pressure of water shall be 
furnished through such standpipe to af- 
ford adequate fire protection. The pres- 
sure to be furnished by such tank or 
pump shall be satisfactory to the Fire 
Marshal. 

One or more ■ vents or flue pipes of 
metal construction or other incumbust- 
ible material approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings shall be built over 
the stage and shall extend not less than 
ten feet above the highest point of the 
roof, and shall be equivalent in area 
to one-twentieth of the area of the stage. 

In buildings where additional stories 
are built above the stage, such vents 
or flue pipes may be carried out near 
the top of the stage walls and shall be 
continued and run up on the exterior of 
the building to a point five feet above 
the highest point of the additional 
stories. 

All such flues or vents shall be pro- 
vided with metal dampers and shall be 
opened by a closed circuit battery ap- 
proved by the City Electrician. 

Such dampers shall be controlled by 
two switches, one at the electrician's sta- 
tion on the stage, which station shall be 
fireproof, and the other at the city fire- 
man's station, on the opposite side of 
the stage. Such switches shall be lo- 
cated in such places on the stage as may 
be designated by the Fire Marshal, and 
each switch shall have a sign with plain 
directions as to the operation of same 
printed thereon. 



All fuse boxes shall be surrounded by 
two thicknesses of fireproof material 
with an air space between, and no fuses 
shall be exposed to the air between the 
switchboards. 

All electrical equipment in such rooms 
shall be installed and maintained to the 
satisfaction and approval of the City 
Electrician. 

Section 18. (License.) The amuse- 
ment license for each room used for the 
purposes of Class IV. shall state the 
number of persons such room has ac- 
commodations for, which number shall 
be governed by the foregoing provisions 
of this ordinance relating thereto; and 
no more than that number shall be al- 
lowed to be in such room at any one 
time. 

No amusement license shall be issued 
for any room used for the purposes of 
Class IV. unless the Commissioner of 
Buildings, the Fire Marshal, and the City 
Electrician shall first have certified, in 
writing, that such room complies with 
the provisions of the building ordinances 
in every respect. 

SECTioisr 19. (Diagram of Exits 
Printed on Programs.) It shall be the 
duty of the owner, lessee, or manager of 
every room used for the purposes of 
Class IV. and in which programs are is- 
sued for performances given therein, to 
cause to be printed on such programs a 
diagram showing conspicuously the exits 
to the street from such room. 

Section 20. (Signs over Exits.) The 
word "Exit" shall be in letters at least 
six inches high over the opening to every 
means of egres?! f I'om any such room ; 
and in any surh room having a greater 
seating capacity than four hundred a red 
light furnished by gas or sperm oil shall 
be kept burning over or near such word 
during the entire period such building is 
open to the public and until the audience 
has left such room. 

Section 21. (All Parts of Room Well 
Lighted Dnrins; Performances.) Every 
portion of any room used for the pur- 



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poses of Class IV. and all outlets there- 
from leading to the streets, including the 
passageways, courts, and corridors, stair- 
ways, exits, and emergency exit stair- 
ways, shall be well and properly lighted 
during every performance; and the same 
shall be kept so lighted until the entire 
audience has left the premises. 

Section 22. (Control of Lights in 
Halls, Corridors, and Lobbies — Separate 
Shutoff — Connections with Gas Mains — 
Protection of Suspended and Bracket 
Lights — Protection of Lights Inserted in 
Walls — Protection of Footlights — Con- 
struction of Border Lights — Ducts and 
Shafts Conducting Heated Air from 
Lights — Protection of Stage Lights.) 

All gas or electric lights in the halls, 
passageways, corridars, lobby, or any 
other means of ingress or egress from 
any such room shall be controlled by a 
separate shutoff located in the lobby and 
controlled only in that particular place. 

Gas mains supplying any such room 
shall have independent connections for 
the auditorium and stage, and provision 
shall be made for shutting off the gas 
from the outside of the building. 

All suspended or bracket lights sur- 
rounded by glass, in the auditorium, or 
in any part of any such room, shall be 
provided with proper wire netting under- 
neath. 

No gas or electric light shall be in- 
serted in the walls, woodwork, ceilings, 
or in any part of any such room, unless 
protected by fireproof materials. 

The footlights, if gas light, in addition 
to the wire network, shall be protected 
by a strong wire guard not less than two 
feet distant from such footlights, and 
the trough containing such footlights 
shall be formed of and be surrounded by 
fireproof materials. 

All border lights shall be constructed 
according to the best-known methods 
and subject to the approval of the City 
Electrician and shall be suspended by 
wire rope. 

All duets and shafts used for conduct- 



ing heated air from the main chandelier, 
or from any other light or lights, shall 
be constructed of metal and made double, 
with an air space between. 

All stage lights, if gas, shall have 
strong metal wire guards or screens not 
less than ten inches in diameter, so 
constructed that any material coming 
in contact therewith shall be out of 
reach of the flame, and such guards or 
screens shall bd soldered to the fixtures 
in all cases. 

The use of calcium lights on any stage 
is strictly prohibited. 

All arc lights used on the stage shall 
be subject to the approval of the City 
Electrician. 

Section 23. (Apparatus Under Con- 
trol of Fire Marshal.) The standpipes, 
hose and all apparatus for the extin- 
guishing of fire or guarding against the 
same required by the provisions of this 
ordinance to be provided, shall be at 
all times . so provided and kept in con- 
dition satisfactory to the Fire Marshal 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 24. (Scenery to Be Incum- 
bustible.) No scenery or stage para- 
phernalia of any sort shall be used upon 
the stage of any room used for the pur- 
poses of Class IV. unless such scenery 
and paraphernalia shall have been 
treated with a paint or chemical solu- 
tion which shall make it incombustible 
and which shall have been approved by 
the Fire Marshal. 

Section 25. (Commissioner of Build- 
ings, City Electrician, Fire Marshal, and 
Superintendent of Police Empowered to 
Enter Buildings of Class IV.) The Com- 
missioner of Buildings, City Electrician, 
Fire Marshal, Superintendent of Police 
and their respective assistants, shall 
have the right to enter any building used 
eitl er wholly or in part for the purposes 
of Class IV., and any and all parts 
thereof, at any reasonable time, espe- 
cially when occupied by the public, in 
order to examine such buildings; and it 
shall -be unlawful for any person to 



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interfere with them in the performance 
of their duties. 

Section 26. (Power of Officers to 
Close.) The Commissioner of Buildings, 
Fire Marshall, City Electrician or Su- 
perintendent of Police, or any one of 
them, shall have the power, and it shall 
be their joint and several duty, to order 
any building used either wholly or in 
part for the purposes of Class IV. closed, 
where it is discovered that there is any 
violation of any of the provisions of this 
ordinance, until the same are complied 
with. 

Section 27. (Mayor Shall Revoke 
License of Class IV. ) Upon the report 
to the Mayor by the Commissioner of 
Buildings, Fire Marshal, City Electrician, 
or Superintendent of Police, or either of 
them, that any order or requirement of 
this ordinance in regard to buildings 
used either wholly or in part for the 
purposes of Class IV. has been violated 
or is not being complied with, in any 
such building, the Mayor shall revoke 
the amusement license of any amuse- 
ment or entertainment therein conducted 
and shall cause such building or portion 
thereof devoted to the uses of Class 
IV. to be closed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

D. V. Harkin, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
fered an order permitting Charles Clark 
to build a shed, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of the or'^er. 

Aid. Harkin moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 190j[. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the {yity 

of Chicago in Council Assembled:- 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred order^ Chas. 



Clark, permit to build shed, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the order 
do pass. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue permit to Charles Clark, 2195 
West Madison street, to build shed in 
rear of lot, 16 feet by 24 feet, 12 feet 
high. 

D. V. Harkin, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order permitting Albert 
Kirchoff to erect a frame barn, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of 
the order. 

Aid. Harkin moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred order, Al- 
bert Kirchoff, permit to erect a frame 
barn, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the order do pass. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby ordered 
to issue a permit to Albert Kirchoff "to 
erect a 'frame barn, 16x25 feet, by 14 feet 
high, on rear of lots, 1225 and 1227 Tal- 
man avenue. 

D. V. Harkin, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance amending Section 
12 of the Building ordinance re. stairs; 
orders (2), John O'Brien, to extend win- 
dow; orders (2), Frank Rutkowski, for 
bay windows; orders (2), Barney Net- 
ling for bay windows; order, A. O. 
Slaughter for bay windows; order, Emil 



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E,ueger for bay windows; order, Fred- 
erick Schrader for bay window; order, 
August J. Kuehn fo bay window; order, 
Mrs. Mary Ludolph for bay window; or- 
der, Eugene Bein for bay window; or- 
der, A. Harloff for bay window; order, 
H. C. Wiedbusch for bay windows, and 
order, T. S. Wilson for bay windows, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Harkin moved to concur in the 
report. 
The motion prevailed. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Health Department, 
to whom was referred an ordinance pro- 
viding for the cleaning and disinfecting 
of cars, carettes and omnibuses, etc., and 
an order prohibiting dumping on West- 
ern avenue, between Irving Park boule- 
vard and Addison street, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Dougherty moved to concur in 
the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMPENSATIOX. 

The Committee on Comj^ensation sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an ordinance amending the ordi- 
nance fixing compensation for the use of 
space under sidewalks, 

Aid. Snow moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 24th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensation beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of an ordinance amending the ordi- 
nance fixing compensation for use of 
space under sidewalks. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance concerning the 
use of streets and alleys and the 
space under sidewalks by private per- 
sons, passed July 14. 1904. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 3 of an ordi- 
nance concerning the, use of streets and 
alleys and the space under sidewalks by 
private persons, passed July 14, 1904, be, 
and the same is, hereby amended so as 
to read as follows: 

"Section 3. Every such applicant 
shall file with such application his. 
her or its bond, with surety or sureties 
to be approved by said Commissioner 
of Public Works, in a penal sum equal 
to ten times the annual compensation 
to be paid for such permit as pre- 
scribed hereunder; and such bond shall 
be conditioned that the person, firm 
or corporation to whom such permit 
shall be issued, his heirs, successors or 
assigns, or its successors or assigns, as 
the ease may be, will save and keep the 
city free and harmless from any and 
all loss or damage or claim of dam- 
age arising from or out of the con- 
struction, use or maintenance of such 
structure, or of the space therein, and 
for the maintenance of the street, al- 
ley or other public way, or the side- 
walk over such space, as the case may 
be, in such condition that said street, 
alley or public way or the sidewalk 
shall at all times after such struc- 
ture is completed or such space is 
covered, be safe for public use, and 
for the full and complete protection 
of the city against any litigation 
growing out of the granting of such 
permit or anything done under such 
permit, and for the prompt and full 
payment of the compensation here- 
under required during his ownership 
of said property so long as said permit 
shall be outstanding, and for faithful 
performance and observance of the 
terms and conditions of this ordinance. 



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Any owner to whom a permit shall 
}iave been granted hereunder, or who 
has heretofore given a bond for the oc- 
cupation of space under the sidewalk 
under the order of the Council, dated 
November 9th, 1903, who shall convey 
said property in fee, may notify in 
writing the Commissioner of Public 
Works for the conveyance in fee of 
said property and furnish to said Com- 
missioner, in writing, the name and 
address of the purchaser thereof, and 
upon the giving of such notice in writ- 
ing and furnishing the name and ad- 
dress of said purchaser, all liability 
under the bond theretofore given by 
such owner shall cease and determine, 
except as to acts happening or causes 
of action accruing prior to the giving 
of such notice." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be 

in full force from and after its passage 

and due publication. 

B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER 

MEETINGS PENDING BEFORE 

THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on claim of P. Merine for 
refund of building permit, deferred and 
published October 17, 1904, page 1342. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to P. Merine the sum of seventeen 
and thirty one hundredths ($17.30) dol- 
lars, same to be in full for claim for re- 
fund of building permit No. 410 at- 
tached hereto; said permit never having 
been used; and charge same to the Fi- 
nance Committee Fund Appropriations, 
1904, Appropriation Ordinance March 7, 
1904. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on quit-claim deeds to certain 
property on tax sales, deferred and pub- 
lished October 17, 1904, page 1342. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the orders therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the orders 
were passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wemo, 
Schmidt (23d ward), IChemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leiachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following are the orders as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and the City 
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a quit-claim deed 
of the city's interest in and to Lot 25, 
Block 1, E. M. Condit's subdivision of 
the West y^ of N. W. 14 of N. E. 14 Sec- 
tion 29-38-14, acquired by tax deed is- 
sued June 23, 1904, under sale under 
Warrant 25342, to the owner of the fee 
of said property upon the payment to 
the city of the sum of twenty-five and 
ninety-nine one hundredth ($25.99) dol- 
lars. 

Ordered, That the Mayor and the City 
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a quit-claim deed of 
the city's interest in and to Lot 14, 
Block 2, Borden's subdivision, N. W. 14 
of N. E. ^ of S. W. 14, Section 17-38-14, 
acquired by tax deed issued under sale 
in 1901, on account of third installment 
of Special Assessment Warrant 23545 be- 
ing unpaid, to the owner of the fee to 



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said property upon payment to the city 
of the sum of thirty-six and forty-two 
one hundredth ($36.42) dollars. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on requests for property ad- 
joining John McLaren, Douglas and 
South Chicago High Schools, deferred 
and published October 17, 1904, page 
1365. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the 
rejyort and pass the order therewith. 
The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert. 
Rooney, McCormiek (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the proper oflacers of the 
Board of Education be and they are here- 
by authorized to acquire title, under the 
eminent domain law for the use of 
schools, to the following described prop- 
erty: 

Lots 41 to 46, both inclusive, in N. y^ 
of Block 41, Canal Trustees' Sub., W. y, 
and W. i/o of N. E. 14 of Section 17, 39~ 
14, being west of and adjoining the John 
McLaren School premises, fronting on 
York street, together with all buildings 
and improvements thereon. 

Lots 31 to 36, both inclusive, Block 2, 
Tyler's Sub., S. 1/0, N. E. 14, N. W. 14, 
Sec. 34, 39, 14, together with all build- 
ings and improvements thereon, being 



150x125.45 ft. fronting on Forest ave- 
nue, south of and adjoining the Douglas 
Sehool premises. 

Lots 11 to 36, both inclusive, Block 19, 
in South Chicago Subdivision in Sections 
5 and 6, 37, 15, having a frontage of 330 
ft. on Manistee avenue and a depth of 
138.5 ft., northwest corner 89th street ; 
also a frontage of 330 ft. on Marquette 
avenue by a depth of 138.5 ft., northeast 
corner of 89th street, together with all 
buildings and improvements thereon, for 
a new site for the erection of a South 
Chicago High School building. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the repo- ' of the Committee 
on Schools on an additional appropria- 
tion for the completion of the Wendell 
Phillips High Schobl, McKinley High 
School, Kinzie School, Austin High 
School and Lake High School, deferred 
and published October 17, 1904, page 
1346. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing. Dixon, 
Foreman. Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney. McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick. Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton. Hoff- 
man. Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully. Friestedt, 
Harkin. Ma^^pole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski. Kunz. Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann. Badenoch, Johnson. Wood- 
ward. Ruxton. Race, Hunter — 63. 

Xai/s — Xone. 

The following is the order as passed; 

Ordered, That the sums shown below 
be appropriated for the completion of the 
Wendell Phillips High School. McKinley 
Hicfh School, Kinzie School. Austin High 



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School and Lake High School buildings, 
and that the City Comptroller be author- 
ized and directed to set aside the said 
sums from the unappropriated balance of 
the building account for the completion 
of said school buildings: 
Wendell Phillips liigh School. $45,000.00 

McKinley High School 15,000.00 

Kinzie School 3,000.00 

Austin High School 12,500.00 

Lake High School 80,000.00 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on a request of the Board of 
Education for vacation of an alley ad- 
joining the new South Chicago High 
Scho'ol, deferred and published October 
17, 1904, page 1346. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
w^ard, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 



Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 11 to 36, both inclusive. Block 19, 
South Chicago Subdivision, Sections 5 
and 6, T. 37, R. 15, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, which said lots are intended to be 



used as the site of the new South Chi- 
cago High School. 

Whereas, The aforesaid property is 
separated by a public alley 20 feet wide, 
running north and south, between Manis- 
tee and Marquette avenues, and 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore. 

Be it ordadned by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running north and south be- 
tween Manistee and Marquette avenues, 
between the aforesaid lots, as shown by 
the accompanying plat, be and the same 
is hereby vacated; provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not go into ef- 
fect nor shall the vacation herein pro- 
vided for become effective until there 
shall have been dedicated as a public al- 
ley and laid open to the public use as 
such, the north 20 feet of Lot 36, afore- 
said, and the north 20 feet of Lot 11, 
aforesaid, which alleys so vacated and 
dedicated are substantially as shown on 
the plat thereof attached hereto and 
made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Hlinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purposes of 
a public alley, the north 20 feet of Lot 
36, aforesaid, and the north 20 feet of 
Lot 11, aforesaid; alsio a plat showing 
the alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on a request for vacation of 
an alley adjoining the Beaubien Branch 
of the D. R. Cameron School premises, 



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deferred and published October 17, 1904, 
page 1347. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Couglilin. Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (oth ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton. Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz. Sitts, Dever. Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson. Finn, MeCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan. Dougherty. Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake. 
Reinberg, Leiachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns. Bradley. Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch. Johnson. \Yood- 
ward, Ruxton. Race. Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title 
to Lots 326 to 342, both inclusive, Dav- 
enport's Subdivision, East Va N. W. l^ 
N. E. 14 and West 14 N. E. 1/4, N. E. 14, 
Sec. 3-39-13, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
which said lots are intended to be used 
as the site of the Beaubien Branch of 
D. R.' Cameron School. 

Whereas, The aforesaid property is 
separated by a public alley 16 feet wide, 
running north and south, between North 
41st court and North 42d avenue; and, 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate 
the said alley; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the alley 
running north and south, between North 
41st court and North 42d avenue, in said 
city, between the aforesaid lots, as 



shown by the accompanying plat, be and 
the same is hereby vacated; provided, 
however, that this ordinance shall not 
go into effect nor shall the vacation here- 
in provided for become effective until 
there shall have been dedicated as a pub- 
lic alley and laid open to the public 
use as such, the north 16 feet of Lot 326, 
aforesaid, which alleys so vacated and 
dedicated are substantially as shown on 
the plat thereof attached hereto and 
made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed, properly 
executed and acknowledged, conveying 
to the City of Chicago, for the purpose 
of a public alley, the north 16 feet of 
Lot 326, aforesaid; also a plat showing 
the alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
i)n Schools on a request for vacation of 
an alley adjoining Bernhard Moos School 
premises, deferred and published October 
17. 1904, page 1348. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
7iance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick. Sindelar. Hurt, Cullerton. Hoff- 
man. Zimmer. Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt. 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss. Jozwiakow- 
ski. Kunz, Sitts. Dever, Conlon, ]Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Doughertj'. Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward),, Dunn, Williston, Blake. 
Reinberg. Leiachman, Butler, Larson, 



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Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoeh, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

ISIays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Board of Educa- 
tion of the City of Chicago has 
acquired title to Sublets 6 to 
23, both inclusive, of Louis' Sub- 
division of Lots 6 to 8, in southwest part 
of Block 6, Borden's Sub., W. i/g S. E. 
14 Sec. 36-40-13, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
which said lots are intended to be used 
as the site of the Bernhard Moos School. 

Whereas, The aforesaid property is 
separated by a public alley 16 feet wide 
running north and south between North 
California and North Fairfield avenues; 
and 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That so much of the alley 
running north and south between North 
California and North Fairfield avenues, 
between the aforesaid lots, as shown by 
the accompanying plat, be and the same 
is hereby vacated; provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not go into 
effect nor shall the vacation herein pro- 
vided for become effective until there 
shall have been dedicated as a public 
alley and laid open to the public use as 
such the south 16 feet of Lot 23, afore- 
said, which alleys so vacated and dedi- 
cated are substantially as shown on 
the plat thereof attached hereto and 
made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed, properly exe- 



cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the south 16 feet of Lot 
23, aforesaid; also a plat showing the 
alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on a, request for vacation of 
an alley adjoining the Henry H. Nash 
School premises, deferred and published 
October 17, 1904, page 1349. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoft"- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
I. 'van, Patterson, Finn, M^Comiick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wemo, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Laachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoeh, Johnson, Wood- 
wa,rd, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

¥ai/s— None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 19 to 38, Resubdivision of Block 
12, in George C. Campbell's Subdivision 
of E. 1/2 N. E. 14 N. E. 1/4 Sec. 9-39-13; 
also S. 1/2 S. E. 1/4 S. E. i/4, Sec. 4-39-13, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, which said lots are 
intended to be used as the site of the 
Henry H. Nash School premises. 

Whereas, Lots 19 to 28, both inclu- 
sive, are separated from Lots 29 to 38, 
both inclusive, by a public alley 18 feet 



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wide, running east and west between 
West Ontario and West Erie streets, and 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley, now, therefore, 
Be it prdained 'by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running east and west be- 
tween West Ontario and West Erie 
streets, in said city, between the afore- 
said lots, be and the same is hereby 
vacated; provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 
become effective until there shall have 
been dedicated as a public alley and laid 
open to the public use as such the east 
18 feet of Lot 19, aforesaid, which 
alleys so vacated and dedicated are sub- 
stantially as shown on the plat thereof 
attached hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of 
the passage thereof there shall be filed 
for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by 
the Board of Education, a deed, properly 
executed and acknowledged, conveying 
to the City of Chicago, for the purpose 
of a public alley, the east 18 feet of Lot 
19, aforesaid; also a plat showing the 
alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on a request for vacation of 
an alley adjoining the Tennyson School 
premises, deferred and published October 
17, 1904, page 1349. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The m'otion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenn.a, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon. 
Foreman, Pr ingle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick {5th ward). Potter, 



Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones. Preib, 
Fiek, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Rj^an, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward ) , Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch. Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Isfays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 1 to 10, both inclusive, Graydon & 
Lawson's Subdivision of Block 1, D. S. 
Lee & Others' Sub. of S. W. 14, Sec. 12, 
39, 13, and 100 feet frontage on North 
California avenue, by a depth of 150 feet, 
commencing at the north line of the alley 
directly north of the Tennyson School 
premises, and running north 100 feet, 
being Lot 17, Block 1, same description 
as above, in the CTty of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, which said 
lots are intended to be used as the site 
of the Tennyson School. 

Whereas, The aforesaid property is 
separated by a public alley 16 feet wide, 
running east and west, between North 
California avenue and North Francisco 
street, and. 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore, 
Be it ordaine^ hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running east and west, between 
North California avenue and North Fran- 
cisco street, north of the Tennyson 
School premises, between said school 
premises and the site 100x150 feet, afore- 
said, as shown by accompanying plat, be 
and the same is hereby vacated: pro- 
vided, however, that this ordinance shall 



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not go into effect nor shall the vacation 
herein provided for become effective until 
there shall have been dedicated as a pub- 
lic alley and laid open to the public use 
as such the north 16 feet and the west 
16 feet of the site 100x150 feet, afore- 
said, which alleys so vacated and dedi- 
cated are substantially as shown on the 
plat thereof attached hereto and made 
a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the north 16 feet and the 
west 16 feet of the site 100x150 feet, 
aforesaid; also a plat showing the al- 
leys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on a request for vacation of 
an alley adjoining the Washburne School 
premises, deferred and published October 
17, 1904, page 1350. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5tli ward), Fotter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Hoff*- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 



Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 2 and 7, both inclusive, Sub-lot 4, 
the east 25 ft. of north 100 ft. of Lot 7, 
the west 25 ft. of east 76 ft. of north 
100 ft. of Lot 7, the east 38 ft. of south 
60 ft. of west 115 ft. of Lot 7, all of 
Lots 5 and 6, Block 56, Canal Trustees* 
Sub. of Blocks in N. W. 14, Sec. 21, 39, 
14, except Blocks 57 and 58, ill the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, which said lots are intended to 
be used as the site of the Washburne 
School. 

Whereas, The aforesaid property is 
separated by an alley 13 feet wide, run- 
ning east and west and north and south, 
by a 12-ft. alley, running 127 feet east 
of South Union street, and 60 feet north 
from Barber street; and, 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the alley 
running east and west from Union street 
and north and, south from Barber street, 
as hereinbefore described, as shown by 
the accompanying plat, be and the same 
is hereby vacated; provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not go into 
effect nor shall the vacation herein pro- 
vided for become effective until there 
shall have been dedicated as a public al- 
ley and laid open to the public use as 
such the west 12 feet of the east 38 feet 
aforesaid, which alleys so vacated and 
dedicated are substantially as shown on 
the plat thereof attached hereto and 
made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 



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passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of a 
public alley, the west 12 feet of the east 
38 feet aforesaid; also a plat showing 
the alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Scully, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, West Division, on 
an ordinance in favor of The Soper Lum- 
ber Co. for a switch track, deferred and 
published June 27, 1904, page 708. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman. Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
E,ooney, McCormick (5th ward), Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, Hoff- 
man. Zimmer, Uhlir. Scully, Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Pvyan. Patterson, Finn, McCormick (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Willistori, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Carey, Burns, Bradley, Roberts, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is th ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting Soper Lumber Co. to cross 

22d street with a switch track. 
Be it and it is Herehy Ordained hy the 
City Council of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Soper Lumber 
Company and its assigns to lay down, 
maintain and operate a railroad switch 



track connecting with the tracks of the 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 
Company, now located on the south side 
of West Twenty-second street, at a point 
on said tracks about fifty (50) feet east 
of Loomis street and running in a 
northwesterly direction across West 
Twenty- second street into and upon the 
east one hundred and fifty feet ( 150 ) 
of the south two hundred and fifty feet 

(250) of block fourteen (14) of John- 
ston & Lee's subdivision of the south- 
west quarter ( % ) of section twenty 

(20), township thirty-nine ( 39 ) , range 
fourteen (14). 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance and the 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifi- 
cation, amendment or repeal, and in 
case of repeal all privileges herein 
granted shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portions of said street as is occu- 
pied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. At the termination of 
the rights and privileges herein granted, 
by expiration of time or otherwise, said 
grantee shall remove said switch track 
and all appurtenances thereto, and shall 
forthwith restore said street occupied 
by said switch track to a condition 
meeting with the approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railway tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. No work shall 



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be done in and about the construction 
of the work herein authorized until a 
permit authorizing the beginning of 
such work shall first have been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said Soper 
Lumber Company shall pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of seventy-five dol- 
lars per annum, in advance, each and 
every year during the life of this ordin- 
ance, the first payment to be made as of 
the date of the passage of this ordin- 
ance and each succeeding payment an- 
nually thereafter. 

iSection 6. Before doing work under 
and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the observance 
and faithful performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance ; and conditioned, 
further, to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the said City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, expense, cost 
or liability of any kind whatsoever that 
may be suffered by it, the said City of 
Chicago, or which may accrue against, 



be charged to or recovered from said 
city from or by reason or on account of 
the passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by said grantee herein by 
virtue of the authority herein given, 
and conditioned to comply with all 
terms and conditions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, and up'on the filing of an ac- 
ceptance of said ordinance by said 
grantee and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to 
meet on Monday, October 31, 1904, at 
7 : 30 o'clock p. m. 

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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, Monday, October 31, 1904. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
November 3, 1904. 



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Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Eooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, 
McCormick (2 1st ward), Sullivan, Dough- 
erty, Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt ( 24th ward ) , Dunn, Wil- 
liston, Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, But- 
ler, Larson, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, 
Bradley, Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, 



Badenoch, Johnsion, Bihl, Woodward, 
Ruxton, Hunter. 

Absent — Aid, Palmer, Burns and Race. 

MINUTES. 

Aid, Butler moved to correct the min- 
utes of the regular meeting held October 
24, 1904, on page 1382, to show that cer- 
tain orders reading as follows, viz: 
"Ordered, That the Committee on Fi- 
nance be and it is hereby directed to pro- 
vide in the 1905 Appropriation Bill for 
weather-proof signs, showing street 
names, at every corner in the city. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby directed to transfer one-third 
of the unexpended balance remaining this 
date to the credit of the joint appropria- 
tion for Small Parks, passed March 7th, 
1904, page 2555, Council Proceedings, so 



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that same may be spent by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works in completing the 
improvement of Eldred Park, as author- 
ized by the Council December 21, 1903, 
page 1861. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have survey made for water 
main in North Lawndale avenue, one- 
half block south from Marianna avenue, 
to cover four houses, and lay same, pro- 
viding a permanent annual revenue of 
ten cents per lineal foot will be derived 
therefrom," 

were introdu ed by him, instead of hav- 
ing been presented by Aid. Leachman, as 
shown on page 1382. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the minutes 
of the regular meeting held October 24, 
1904, as corrected, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications From the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Corporation Counsel, City 
Clerk, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted the 
following report: 

Mayor's Office, ^ 
Chicago, October 31, 1904.( 
Honorable City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law 
I hereby report to your Honorable Body 
the names of persons imprisoned for vio- 
lation of city ordinances, who have been 
released by me during the week ending 
October 29, 1904, together with the cause 
of such release. 

John Urban, released for Aid. Carey. 

Tom Quigley, released for wife. 

Wm. Draper, released for wife. 

Wm. Olsen, released for Aid. Sullivaai. 



Wm. Luedeke, released for H. J. Bau- 
ler. 

Frank Johnson, released for Aid. May- 
pole. 

Jos. Janitzka, released for Aid. Ehe- 
mann. 

Wm. Martin, released for wife. 

John Murphy, released for wife. 

Chas. Alexander, released for Aid. 
Maypole. 

Wm. J. Venn, released for wife. 

Patrick Murphy, released for Aid. 
Kenna. 

John O'Leary, released for Aid. Fick. 

Axel Malgren, released for Aid. Hun- 
ter. 

Frank Laskowski, released for father. 

Leon Dubik, released for Aid. Eichert. 

Jos. Xangle, released for Aid. Fick. 

Frank Bradley, released for W. G. 
Nevill. 

Ed Watkins, released for Jas. A. 
Quinn. 

Theodore Carlson, released for Aid. 
Bihl. 

Connor Fasten, released for mother. 

Mrs. Ellen Riordan, released for sister. 

Carmencio Demonto, released for wife 
and Aid. Butterworth. 

Dennis Behan, released for wife. 

H. W. McClintock, released for John 
Powers. 

John Lewis, released for I, W. Cooper. 

Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 



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Mayor's Office, 
October 31, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg leave to transmit 
herewith an exhaustive report of the 
City Engineer in relation to the question 
of the lowering of the tunnels under the 
Chicago river. As this subject is now 
under discussion by your Committee on 
Local Transportation, I would suggest 



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that the report be published and referred 
to that Committee for consideration. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department of Public Works," 
October 10, 1904.- 
Hon. Garter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir — As per your request, I 
transmit herewith a report of the City 
Engineer on the question of reconstruct- 
ing or lowering the tunnels. This re- 
port deals entirely with the tunnel ques- 
tion, I, however, wish to call your at- 
tention to the fact that a report on a 
subway was also prepared in July, 1900, 
at your request. The plan of this pro- 
posed subway loop is on file in this office, 
and should you desire I shall be pleased 
to send you a written report on same. 
Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Commissioner. 



Department of Public Works,] 
October 3d, 1904. j 
Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works: 

Dear Sir — 'Complying with your com- 
munication of August 16th requesting 
me to take up the matter of lowering 
the transportation tunnels at La Salle 
street and at Washington street and to 
submit plans and estimates for such 
work as may be deemed advisable, I beg 
to state that I have given this matter 
my attention since the receipt of your 
letter of instructions. When the magni- 
tude of the problem is taken into con- 
sideration, the short time that has 
elapsed since I received my instructions, 
and the difficulties under which I had 
to work, that is, considering the limited 
force that could be assigned .to this 
work, owing to the necessity of carrying 
on the routine work of the office with 
the same force, in addition to devoting 
time to this special work, you will un- 



derstand why with this report I am 
unable to present such detail plans as 
I would desire. 

I have considered this matter from 
various points of view, so that you may 
be able to approximately determine the 
cost of tunnel lowering or the construc- 
tion of new tunnels at various locations. 
I also give estimates of cost of remov- 
ing the present tunnels to various 
depths, so that I believe the report will 
give you the necessary information un- 
der any and all conditions. 

Confining myself to your instructions, 
I have not entered into any discussion 
or prepared any estimate as to subway 
loops in the downtown district, but beg 
to refer you, as regards this matter, to 
a report which I submitted to Hon. L. 
E. McGann while he was Commissioner 
of Public Works, in July, 1900, with 
plans and estimates, and which report 
may be considered in connection with 
this one should it be desirable to take 
up the matter of underground subways 
in connection with the lowering of the 
transportation tunnels. A plan showing 
said proposed loops is attached hereto. 
Removal of Present Tunnels at 
LaSalle and Washington Streets. 

In accordance with the recommenda- 
tion of the local government engineer. 
General 0. H. Ernst, to the Chief of En- 
gineers, U. S. A., the La Salle and Wash- 
ington street tunnels are to be suf- 
ficiently removed to allow of a depth of 
water over same of not less than 22 
feet, by April, 1905. This can easily be 
accomplished by the construction of 
bulkheads in the tunnels inside the dock 
lines, after which the tops of the tun- 
nels can be removed to any desired 
depth. The approaches can be filled in 
with suitable material, the tunnel walls 
partly removed, and the streets over 
the approaches paved. 

In the schedule of estimates of costs 
following will be found the estimated 
cost of providing in this manner an 
unobstructed channel of various depths 



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at the locations of the present tunnels 
at La Salle and Washington streets. 

I would recommend^ however, that the 
river sections of the tunnels be entirely 
removed, unless new tunnels are to be 
constructed at once at these same sites, 
for, if only a portion of each tunnel 
be removed, subsequent removal of the 
remaining portions will be more diffi- 
cult and costly, and, should it be de- 
cided thereafter to construct new tun- 
nels at the old locations, it would then 
be necessary to remove the remaining 
parts of the old tunnels entirely in order 
to facilitate coffer-dam work. The 
United States Congress may also in the 
future establish a depth of water in 
the Chicago River greater than the pres- 
ent one of 21 feet, in which ease the 
City of Chicago would again be called 
upon to remove the obstructions caused 
by the remaining parts of the tunnels. 
Construction of New Tunnels. 

The following propositions have been 
considered : 

1st. Locating a new tunnel at La 
Salle street at site of present tunnel. 
Location of approaches same as at pres- 
ent. Old tunnel to be used as a protec- 
tion during construction. 

2d. Same as above, but considering 
old tunnel first having been removed. 

3d. Locating new tunnel at La Salle 
street. Approaches extended one block 
north and south. Old tunnel being used 
as a protection during construction. 

4th. Same as proposition 3, but as- 
suming old tunnel removed before con- 
struction of new one. 

5th. Locating a new tunnel at Wash- 
ington street at site of present tunnel. 
Approaches extended one block east and 
west. Old tunnel considered as remain- 
ing and serving as a protection during 
construction of new one. 

6th. Same as proposition 5, but old 
tunnel being considered removed before 
the construction of the new one. 

7th. The construction of an entirely 



new tunnel at Dearborn street. This 
consideration is applicable to other new 
locations for tunnels. 

I find it practicable to construct new 
tunnels at both La Salle and at Wash- 
ington streets, using the old tunnels as 
a protection during the time of construc- 
tion. This method is less costly and is 
advocated if the United States Govern- 
ment will extend the time of removing 
any part of these old tunnels until the 
river portions of the new ones are com- 
pleted. 

This manner of constructing the new 
tunnels, if the present locations are 
selected, is recommended, since the 
greatly increased current in the river 
as compared with the current at the 
time the old tunnels were constructed 
and the vast increase in navigation 
makes the coffer-dam system quite diffi- 
cult and more expensive at these points, 
especially at Washington street. For 
this reason the United States Govern- 
ment should be requested to extend the 
time set for the removal of any part 
of these tunnels. 

My estimates are based upon the sup- 
position that the tops of the new tunnels 
in the center of the river are placed at 
31 feet below city datum, a depth which. 
in my opinion, should be determined 
upon in order to provide for possible fu- 
ture navigation purposes. I do not con- 
sider it advisable to use any part of the 
old tunnels in the construction of the 
new, except for temporary protection. 

At Washington street it is found 
necessary to extend the approaches to 
Fifth avenue on the east and to Jeffer- 
son street on the west, giving a maxi- 
mum grade of the approaches of 5.85 
per cent. 

At La Salle street estimates are made 
on two propositions: 

1st. Leaving the location of ap- 
proaches as at present, viz.: At Ran- 
dolph street on the south and at Michi- 
gan street on the north. This arrange- 
ment will make the maximum grade of 



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the approaches of this tunnel 6.78 per 
cent, which is not particularly excessive. 

2nd. Extending the approaches to 
Washington street on the south and to 
Illinois street on the north. This ar- 
rangement will reduce the grades of the 
approaches to a maximum of about 5.52 
per cent. 

Should it be deemed more desirable 
or necessary to construct the new tun- 
nels at other locations, either Dearborn 
or Clark street can be selected for con- 
necting the North Side, and either 
Madison or Monroe street for connect- 
ing the West Side with the so-called 
down-town district. 

If desirable the new tunnels could 
also be located at State street or Adams 
street. The approaches can be so con- 
structed that, in case transporta- 
tion subways in the down- town and ad- 
jacent districts are decided upon in the 
future, they will be entirely service- 
able for this purpose with very slight 
modification. 

I do not deem it advisable at this time 
to recommend any particular locations 
for new river tunnels, as this is a mat- 
ter that may be more or less involved 
with the other great problems with 
which the municipality at present has 
to deal. 

The time required to construct any one 
of the new tunnels should not exceed 
two years after the work has been com- 
menced. Should the United States gov- 
ernment grant an extension of time for 
removing the tunnels and the new tun- 
nels be located at the old sites, the river 
sections of these tunnels could be com- 
pleted and the old tunnels removed in 
considerably less than a year's time. 
The approaches could then be built just 
as cheaply as though the work had all 
been done before the river sections of 
the tunnels were removed. 

Estimates have also been prepared for 
an entirely new tunnel at Dearborn 
street, the north approach commencing 



at Illinois street and the south approach 
at Washington street, making the maxi- 
mum grade of approaches 5.41 per cent. 
I have not deemed it necessary to pre- 
pare separate estimates of cost for tun- 
nels at other new locations, as the condi- 
tions are practically the same as at 
Dearborn street, the main difference in 
cost being the shoring and bracing of 
buildings, which in some cases would be 
somewhat higher than in others. Some 
additional expense is also incurred where 
a tunnel is located in the proximity of 
the seven-foot water tunnel leading 
from Chicago avenue water works to 
the pumping station at Ashland avenue 
and 22d street. This condition will be 
met with at La Salle and Monroe 
streets. 

The width of the section of the pro- 
posed tunnels has, for the purpose of 
estimating costs, been assumed as 26 
feet, and the height at center of tracks 
14 feet 6 inches above top of rails, or 
sufficiently large to accommodate a 
double-track roadway, with ample space 
on either side for other necessary pur- 
poses. The tunnel part proper extend- 
ing a considerable distance on each side 
of the river is to be constructed of con- 
crete, and the balance of the approaclies, 
except the open part, of steel columns 
and concrete, or the tunnel section can be 
carried through to the open approach^iS. 
The open approaches will be coped with 
granite copings and provided with orna- 
mental iron railings. 

I am of the opinion that tunnels to 
accommodate ordinary street traffic in 
addition to the street railway traffic 
should not be considered in this connec- 
tion, for the reason that the greatly in- 
creased expense by such provisions, in 
that the approaches would have to be 
considerably lengthened to insure lighter 
grades, in addition to a greatly enlarged 
section, is not warranted by any neces- 
sity for such tunnels. 

The La Salle and Washington street 
tunnels, which were originally con- 



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structed exclusively to accommodate or- 
dinary street traffic, were but little 
usedj and were finally given over to 
street railway transportation. 

The level streets of Chicago are an 
inducement to the hauling of unusually 
heavy loads, which could not possibly be 
hauled through such tunnels with grades 
of approaches as here proposed. 

The already long approaches, the 
grades of which, are entirely feasible, as 
far as street railway traffic is concerned, 
but very objectionable for all street 
traffic except the very lightest, would be 
avoided by even this latter class when- 
ever possible. 

To accommodate the street traffic ad- 
ditional bridges can be constructed at 
less cost and would answer this pur- 
pose much better. If in the future it 
should become necessary to provide a 
tunnel for street traffic, such a tunnel 
can be constructed on much lighter 
grades to answer the purpose at a rea- 
sonable expense. 

If found advisable to construct bridges 
at La Salle and Washington streets or 
any other street where new tunnels may 
be located, such a proposition is en- 
tirely feasible, and it is recommended 
that provisions be made in constructing 
the new tunnels so as to facilitate the 
construction of bridges. The cost of the 
extra work required for this purpose is 
but nominal, and should be incurred, 
whether new bridges at the tunnel loca- 
tions are decided upon or not at this 
time, in order to provide for the future. 

In the schedule of estimates of costs I 
have included the cost of bascule bridges 
of modern design 60 feet wide over all 
and providing a clear opening of 140 
feet, and modern viaducts spanning the 
railway tracks with necessary ap- 
proaches for Dearborn street and for 
Washington street. These estimates are 
applicable to any other location men- 
tioned in this report, with but slight 
variation. 



Schedule of Estimates of Cost. 

Remo'cing Present Tunnels. 

LaSalle Street. 

Cost of removing entire river 
section of tunnel, including con- 
struction of bulkheads, filling in 
of approaches, paving, engineer- 
ing and inspection, etc $50,000 

Cost of removing the river sec- 
tion of the tunnel sufficiently to 
provide a depth of 31 feet below 
Chicago city datum, including 
construction of bulkheads, filling 
in of approaches, paving, engi- 
neering and inspection $45,000 

Cost of removing the river sec- 
tion of the tunnel sufficiently to 
provide a depth of 26 feet below 
Chicago city datum, including 
construction of bulkheads, filling 
in of approaches, paving, engi- 
neering and inspection $40,000 

Cost of removing the river sec- 
tion of the tunnel sufficiently to 
provide a depth of 22 feet below 
Chicago city datum, including 
construction of bulkheads, filling 
in of approaches, paving, engi- 
neering and inspection $37,000 

Washingto7i Street Tunnel. 

Cost of removing the river sec- 
tion of the entire tunnel, with 
bridge, piers, abutments and old 
sheeting and coffer-dams, which 
were left in place and sawed off 
at the top of the tunnel, also in- 
cluding construction of new bulk- 
heads, filling in of approaches, 
paving, engineering and inspec- 
tion $60,000 

Cost of removing the river sec- 
tion of the tunnel, with bridge, 
piers, abutments and old sheet- 
ing and coffer-dams which were 
left in place and sawed off at the 
top of the tunnel sufficiently to 
provide for a depth of 31 feet be- 
low Chicago city datum, including 
construction of new bulkheads, 
filling in of approaches, paving, 
engineering and inspection $54,000 



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Cost of removing the river sec- 
tion of the tunnel, with bridge, 
piers, abutments and old sheeting 
and coffer-dams, Which were left 
in place and sawed off at the top 
of the tunnel sufficiently to pro- 
vide for a depth of 26 feet below 
Chicago city datum, including 
construction of new bulkheads, 
filling in of approaches, paving, 
engineering, and inspection $50,000 



Cost of removing the river sec- 
tion of the tunnel, with bridge, 
piers, abutments and old sheet- 
ing and coffer-dams, which were 
left in place and sawed off at the 
top of the tunnel sufficiently to 
provide for a depth of 22 feet 
below Chicago city datum, in- 
cluding construction of new bulk- 
heads, filling in of approaches, 
paving, engineering and inspec- 
tion $45,000 



Estimated Cost of Constructing Neio Tunnel at LaSalle Street, the Old Tunnel Being 
Used as a Protection During Construction — Location of Approaches Same as at 
Present. 

308.26 lineal feet of south open approach at $112.00 $ 34,525.00 

130.07 lineal feet of tunnel in open cut (south) at $285.00 37,070.00 

1,169.84 lineal feet of tunnel at $283.00 331,065.00 

114.23 lineal feet of tunnel in open cut (north) at $285.00 32,555.00 

254.17 lineal feet of north open approach at $112.00 28,467.00 

Total $463,682.00 

Shoring and bracing of buildings 20,000.00 

Taking care of water tunnel 10,000.00 

Incidentals 41,318.00 

Total Cost $535,000.00 

Estimated cost of constructing this tunnel if not built till after the 
old tunnel shall have been removed and assuming that the old tunnel is 

first removed to a depth of 26 feet below city datum $668,000.00 

These estimates include cost of engineering and inspection; also cost of piling 
for sub -foundation for a new bridge. 

Estimated Cost of Constructing New Tunnel at LaSalle Street, the Old Tunnel Being 
Used as a Protection During Construction — Approaches Extended to Illinois 
Street on the North and to Washington Street on the South. 

380.5 lineal feet of south open approach at $130.00 $ 49,465.00 

388.26 lineal feet of tunnel in open cut (south) at $285.00 110,654.10 

1,414.14 lineal feet of tunnel at $282.00 398,787.48 

291.17 lineal feet of tunnel in open cut (north) at $285.00 . 82,983.45 

218.00 lineal feet of north open approach at $112.00 24,416.00 

Total $666,306.03 

Shoring and bracing of buildings 40,000.00 

Taking care of water tunnel 10,000.00 

Incidentals 33,693.97 

Total Cost $750,000.00 

Estimated cost if built by coffer-dam method as stated in previous 

estimate $883,000.00 

This estimate includes engineering and inspection; also piling for foundations 



October 31, 1428 1904 

for a future bridge, but not damages that may have to be paid on account of the 
extension of the approaches. 

Estimated Cost of Constructing New Tunnel at Washington Street^ the Old Tunnel 
Being Used as a Protection During Construction. 

283.33 feet of east open approach at $111.00 $ 31,449.63 

393.00 feet of tunnel in open cut (east) at $285.00 112,005.00 

927.03 feet of tunnel at $282.00 261,422.46 

410.00 feet of tunnel in open cut (west) at $285.00 116,850.00 

305.2 feet of west open approach at $108.00 32,961.00 

Total $554,688.69 

Shoring and bracing of buildings 60,000.00 

Incidentals 45,311.31 

Total Cost $660,000.00 

The estimated cost of constructing this tunnel if not built till after 

old tunnels have been removed and assuming that old tunnel is first 

removed to a depth of 26 feet below Chicago city datum is $754,000.00 

In the above estimates is included engineering and inspection, necessary piling 

for sub-foundation for new bridge, but not damages that may have to be paid on 

account of the extension of the approaches. 

Estimated Cost of Constructing New Tunnel at Dearborn Street. 
378.00 feet of south open approach at $130.00 $ 49,140.00 

454.3 feet of tunnel in open cut (Randolph and Lake streets) at $285.00. 129,475.50 
1,266.12 feet of tunnel at $289.00 365,908.68 

371.24 feet of tunnel in open cut at $285.00 106,803.40 

218.3 feet of north open approach at $112.00 24,449.00 

Total $675,777.18 

Shoring and bracing of buildings 50,000.00 

Incidentals 49,222.82 

Total Cost $775,000.00 

In the above estimate is included engineering and inspection, but not damages 
that may have to be paid on account of the construction of necessary approaches. 
The cost of necessary piling for sub -foundation for a bridge is also included. 

Estimfited Cost of New Bascule Bridges and Viaducts loith Necessary Approaches — 

Washington Street. 
Viaduct from Market street to river, 150 feet, including approach; width of 
roadway, 36 feet; two sidewalks seven feet wide; total width, 50 feet. 

Cost of east viaduct, including approach $ 22,500.00 

From Canal street to river, 360 feet, including approaches 60,500.00 

New bascule bridge 275.000.00 

Total Cost $358,000.00 

The cost of necessary piling for foundations has been included in the estimate 
for new tunnel at Washington street. 

Dearborn Street. 
Viaduct from South Water street to river, 100 feet, including approaches; width 
of roadway, 36 feet; two sidewalks twelve feet wide; total width, 60 feet. 
Cost of south viaduct, including approaches $ 16,000.00 



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Viaduct from Kinzie street to river, 530 feet, including approaches; 
width of roadway, 36 feet; two sidewalks seven feet wide. 

Cost of north viaduct, including approaches 100,000.00 

New bascule bridge 275,000.00 

Total Cost. $391,000.00 

The cost of necessary piling for foundations has been included in the estimate 
for new tunnel at Dearborn street. 

Auxiliary WorJc. 

I understand that corporations occupying space in the present tunnels will take 
care of their own property, and I have therefore not considered the disposition of 
same. The city, however, has in the La Salle street tunnel a 36-inch water pipe 
which must be taken care of. As a temporary expedient, if it should be decided 
to remove the top of the La Salle street tunnel at once, an arch may be constructed 
over this pipe, as shown on accompanying plan, and the pipe thus left in its present 
location. This would leave a depth of water over the tunnel in the center of the 
river of 27 feet and at the dock lines of 22 feet. The cost of this work I estimate 
at about $7,000.00. For a permanent disposition of this pipe several schemes have 
been considered: 

1st. By constructing a tunnel with shafts in La Salle street on both sides of the 
river, as shown on plan "A." This plan should not be considered if the new pro- 
posed transportation tunnel is located at La Salle street. 

2d. From a shaft located in basement of building at No. 198 South Water 
street to a point directly opposite on the north side of the river in space to be 
condemned for an alley, as shown on plan "B." lliis would necessitate the buying 
or renting of the property known as No. 198 South Water street. On the north 
side of the river just opposite there is a vacant space 37 feet wide. The east 16 
or 20 feet of this property should be condemned for an alley or acquired in some 
other way. 

If a bridge should be constructed at La Salle street it would be necessary to 
remove the fireboat house at the foot of La Salle street, and in such a case this 
house could be located at 198 South Water street, and for this reason it may be 
advisable for the city to purchase this property. 

3d. Same as above, but extending the tunnel farther north to a shaft in 
North Water street, as shown by plan "C." 

4th. Same as proposition No. 2, but extending the tunnel southward to alley 
between South Water street and Lake street, as shown on plan "D." 

I recommend that, in the case of the construction of a new water pipe tunnel, 
the pipe in this tunnel be made 48 inches internal diameter. 

The estimated cost of these various propositions, including the 48-inch pipe 
placed in the tunnel and shafts, but exclusive of the renting, buying or condemning 
of property, is as follows: 

Proposition No. 1 $30,000.00 

Proposition No. 2 (exclusive of cost of renting or condemning property). . . 30,000.00 
Proposition No. 3 (exclusive of cost of renting or condemning property). . . 37,500.00 
Proposition No. 4 (exclusive of cost of renting or condemning property) . . . 40,000.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Ericson, City Engineer. 
Which was referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



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ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
October 31, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg to transmit here- 
with for reference to your Committee on 
Finance an opinion from the Corporation 
Counsel regarding wages paid to paint- 
ers in the Department of Police. As the 
City Council has ordered city officials to 
pay all mechanics the union scale of 
wages it was done in this case, only to 
find out later by this opinion the action 
had been unauthorized. I would suggest 
the reference of this matter to your Com- 
mittee on Finance. 



Respectfully, 
Carter H. 



Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Office of Corporation Counsel, 
Chicago, October 6, 1904. 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor t 

Dear Sir — Under date of September 9, 
1904, the Painters' District Council, by 
M. H. Murphy, Secretary, forwarded a 
communication to you which reads as 
follows : 

"There are at the present time some 
five or six painters working for the City 
of Chicago in the different branches which 
come under the Police Department, the 
Eeipair Shops, the Station Repairs, etc., 
who are not receiving the minimum scale 
of wages of the craft. 

We understand that some of these men 
are there under the name of Station Re- 
pairers and Chief O'Neill refuses to 
recognize them as painters, and as the 
civil service has certified some six 
men to that department, and there 
seems to be but two who are 
there as painters, and as all these 
men are painters, who do not wish 
to do anything contrary to the rules of 
the organization, and still work for the 
city at painting exclusively for less than 
the established rate of wages, thereby 



leaving themselves open to criticism and 
also a penalty. 

We therefore respectfully request Your 
Honor to use your power to assist us to 
rectify this state of affairs. 

Thanking you in advance for any as- 
sistance you may render in this matter, 
we remain. Yours respectfully. 

Painters' District Council, 
Per M. H. Murphy, Secretary.^' 

The matter involved was referred to 
the General Superintendent of Police for 
a report, and his report to Hon. L. S. 
McGann, Acting Mayor, dated September 
23, 1904, is as follows: 

"In reply to the attached ■communica- 
tions would state that I have eight men 
emploj^ed as Station Repairers, examined 
and certified to me as such Station Re- 
pairers by the Civil Service Commission- 
ers. 

Some of these men are working as 
painters and calciminers, others doing 
carpenter and repair work around the 
stations. 

At the time they were certified the 
Council appropriated for them at rate 
of $75.00 per month, and in February, 
1903, the appropriation was changed to 
40 cents per hour (or $3.20 per day) for 
eight hours. 

These men are only knowTi to the Civil 
Service Commissioners and this depart- 
ment as Station Repairers. 

Under the circumstances I cannot see 
how we can change their rate of pay 
as requested unless the Civil Service 
Commission will authorize their being 
carried as painters and carpenters ac- 
cording to their trades and disregard 
their classification under which they 
were appointed." 

It appears that the annual appropria- 
tion ordinance provided for six painters 
at $3.20 per day, and eight station re- 
pairers at $3.20 per day, for the Police 
Department. At that time, so I am 
informed, the union scale of wages for 
painters was 40 cents per hour, which 



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remained the scale up to the first of May. 
On the latter date the union raised its 
scale to 45 cents per hour, and the Super- 
intendent of Police informs me that since 
the first of May the six painters above 
referred to have been receiving 45 cents 
per hour. 

Inasmuch as the Oouncil appropriated 
for only 40 cents per hour for both of 
these classes of workmen, I do not think 
the Superintendent of Police has any 
power to pay them any more than that 
sum. The matter should be referred to 
the Finance Committee to be adjusted in 
the next appropriation ordinance, the 
making up of which will soon be com- 
menced. 

Respectfully yours, 

William Rothmann, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved: Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ") 
Ootober 29, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — For the last three or four 
years the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction has been calling my atten- 
tion, as well as the attention of your 
Committee on Finance, to the deplorable 
condition of the building in which the 
female prisoners of the House of Cor- 
rection are housed. This building is the 
oldest in the grounds, and is a veritable 
firetrap. Should it evea- catch fire it 
will, because of its age and the manner 
in which it is built, make the escape of 
prisoners at least questionable. 

In considering the uses for the proceeds 
of the recent bond issue, the matter of 
building a new dormitory for the women 
at the House of Correction should not 
be ignored. I would therefore suggest 
the reference of this communication to 
your Committee on Finance, with in- 



structions that it take up the question 
with the Inispectors of the House of Cor- 
rection and see whether it is not possible 
to furnish safe housing to the unfor- 
tunate women who are committed to the 
city workhouse. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

also. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, V 
October 31, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — Seven years ago your 
Honorable Body, after careful investiga- 
tion and upon cousultation with an au- 
thorized committee of the Real Estate 
Board, reduced certain classes of the 
city water rates. Two years ago there 
was a rearrangement of rates which 
brought about a reduction of meter 
charges to users. The growth of the 
city and the constant application of strict 
business methods in the water depart- 
ment have resulted in a maintenance of 
the income and the profits of the de- 
partment at as high a figure as prevailed 
prior to the making of these reductions. 

In these years it has not been possible 
to reduce frontage rates because of the 
demands which were made upon the de- 
partment for funds with which to con- 
struct the tunnels and pumping stations 
of the southwest and northwest systems. 
and to carry to completion the work or 
the intercepting sewers. Nor would it 
be good business policy today so to re- 
duce water rates as materially to affect 
the revenues of the department. Radical 
changes and improvements are demanded 
today in many branches of the system. 
The 'oonstruetion of a high-pressure wa- 
ter system is imperative, while new tun- 
nel construction work is made neces- 
sary by the growth of the city, if the 
lower portions of the Town of Lake and 



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of Hyde Park are to be given an adequate 
water supply. Until all this work has 
been completed it would not be advisable 
mart;erially to reduce the net income of 
the department. 

I believe, however, some reduction of 
rates may be safely made at the present 
time, for the city can rely upon an in- 
crease of revenue due to its constant 
growth to maintain the present profits of 
the department. The fairest reductions, 
it seems to me, would be, first, in the 
rates charged to the small meter users, 
and in this case the stimulus given to a 
wider use of meters would immediately 
react to the profit of the department; 
and, second, in the matter of frontage 
rates. In this latter case it seems to me 
the city could safely reduce frontage 
rates to the amount of the present cash 
discount, or ten per cent, and then allow 
on the new rates a discount either of five 
or ten per cent. 

I would suggest a reference of this 
eommunication to your Committee on 
Finance, with instructions that a read- 
justment of water rates be considered at 
its earliest convenience. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ] 
October 31, 1904. ( 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — :Your Honorable Body 
passed an ordinance at the meeting of 
October 17, permitting the shooting of 
game birds under certain conditions 
therein specified. This ordinance appears 
on page 1299 of the current Council Pro- 
ceedings. It was passed, at my request, 
under a suspension of the rules, because 
of the discovery that the existing legis- 
lation upon the subject was so defective 
as to amount, practically, to no legisla- 



tion at all, and an emergency therefore 
seemed to be presented. 

I now submit another ordinance cover- 
ing the subject at length, with the sug- 
gestion that it be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary for consideration, 
with the purpose of the adoption by the 
Council of a permanent and definite 
policy and method of regulating hunting 
within the city limits. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

AN ordinance 

Making it unlawful to kill or wound 

birds, except game birds, in the open 

season. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That no person shall kill 
or wound, or attempt to kill or wound, 
by the use of firearms, slung shot, bow 
and arrow, or other weapon, any bird 
within the city limits, except as herein- 
after provided. 

Section 2. Any person licensed to hunt 
under the provisions of an act of the 
Legislature of the Staie of Illinois, en- 
titled "An act for the protection of game, 
wild fowl and birds, and to repeal cer- 
tain acts relating thereto" (or under 
any subsequent act in regard to the same 
subject matter), may hunt or kill game 
birds in the open season as provided by 
the laws of the State of Illinois, within 
the following described districts and por- 
tions of the city: 

Upon Wolf lake and along the shores 
thereof; upon Hyde lake and along the 
shores thereof; upon Lake Calumet and 
along the shores thereof; upon the 
Calumet river and along the banks there- 
of; upon Lake Michigan and along the 
shore thereof south of G7th street; along 
the Drainage Canal west of Western 
avenue, and in any other part of the city 
outside of the following described limits: 
Beginning at the intersection of the 
south line of 67th street with Lake Mich- 
igan; thence west along the south line 



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of 67th street to the west line of Kedzie 
avenue; thence north along the west line 
of Kedzie avenue to the south line of 31st 
street; thence west along the south line 
of 31st street to the west line of 40th 
avenue; thence north along the west line 
of 40th avenue to the south line of 
Montrose avenue; thence east along the 
south line of Montrose avenue to the west 
line of Western avenue; thence north 
along the west line of Western avenue 
to the city limits. 

Provided, however, that no weapon 
shall be used for the purpose of hunting 
such birds or killing or wounding, or at- 
tempting to kill or wound such birds, 
other than a shot gun, and that such shot 
gun be not discharged anywhere within 
seven hundred and fifty feet (750 ft.) of 
any building or structure designed or in- 
tended for purposes of human habita- 
tion, or to be used as a barn or stable. 
Provided, further, that any person so li- 
censed to hunt and desiring to hunt or 
kill game birds in the city within the 
limits herein specified shall first make 
application, in writing, to the Superin- 
tendent of Police for a permit so to do, 
setting forth in such application his 
name, age and residence, and satisfactory 
evidence of the possession by him of a 
hunter's license as hereinbefore required. 
Upon such application being received by 
the Superintendent of Police, a permit 
shall be issued to such applicant, if such 
applicant shall be of good moral char- 
acter and of such discretion and under- 
standing as to be safely permitted to 
hunt game birds within the city limits in 
accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance. 

Section 3. That any person who shall 
violate any of the provisions of this or- 
dinance shall be fined not less than ten 
dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars 
for each offense. 

Section 4. That an ordinance passed 
on the 17th day of October, 1904, pub- 
lished on page 1299 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of that date, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 



Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and publication. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

also, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, 
October 31, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue a permit to George 
Motto to enclose passageway at 86 Til- 
den avenue, for the reason the order is 
too indefinitely drawn and is not ac- 
companied by plan and specifications 
covering the work to be done. Also, this 
order appears to be a violation of the 
building ordinance and should have been 
referred to an appropriate committee. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the 
Mayor, to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, 
October 31, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Board of Local Im- 
provements to permit the sidewalk on 
both sides of West Taylor street, between 
South Campbell avenue to South Califor- 



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nia avenue, to be laid at the curb line, 
for the reason I am advised by the Board 
of Local Improvements there is a special 
assessment pending upon which a con- 
tract has been let covering a majority of 
this frontage, and in these proceedings 
the walk is ordered laid in conformity 
with the general ordinance, one foot from 
the lot line, and to comply with the re- 
quest of the order as passed would 
vitiate the special assessment proceed- 
ings already completed, as well as the 
contract already let for the laying of 
this walk. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the 
Mayor, to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, 
October 31, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to issue a permit to John 
O'Brien, 1661 West 12th street to extend 
window dimensions. I would suggest a 
reconsideration of the vote by which this 
order was passed, and its reference to 
your Committee on Building Department. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Moran moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Moran moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Building 
Department. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, ] 
October 31, 1904. | 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting granting the Soper Lumber 
Company the right to cross 22d street 
with a switch track, for the reason I am 
advised by the Chairman of your Com- 
mittee on Compensation that this ordi- 
nance was not referred to that Commit- 
tee in order that proper compensation 
should be provided for. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Compen- 
sation. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 31, 1904. ( 
To the Honor aMe, tJie City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting, granting authority to the 
Olympic Amusement Company to main- 
tain a canopy in front of the Ashland 
Block, for the reason that said ordinance 
is insufficient as to form. I have had an 
ordinance prepared, and respectfully sug- 
gest a reconsideration of the vote by 



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which said ordinance was passed, and 
the reference of the ordinance enclosed 
herewith to an appropriate committee. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Olympic Amusement 
Company, its successors and assigns, to 
construct, maintain and use a canopy 
over the sidewalk from the building 
known as the Ashland Block and situ- 
ated at number 119 Randolph street, 
which canopy, shall be constructed of in- 
combustible material. 

The lowest portion of said canopy shall 

not be less than feet above the 

surface of the sidewalk over which said 
canopy projects, shall not extend more 
than fifteen (15) feet ten and one-half 
( 10% ) inches beyond the face of the 
wall of said building, and shall not ex- 
ceed twenty- five (25) feet in width. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, and 
the location and construction of same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the 
City of Chicago, a copy of which plans 
and specifications shall at all times be 
kept on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works; and no permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to be 
done in and about the construction of 
said canopy herein authorized, until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the said 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and author- 



ity herein granted shall cease and deter- 
mine ten (10) years from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, or 
at any time prior thereto in the discre- 
tion of the Mayor. In ease of the termi- 
nation of the privileges -herein granted 
by lapse of time, or by the exercise of 
the Mayor's discretion as aforesaid, said 
grantee shall remove said canopy with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever to the City of Chicago. 

Provided, that in the event of a fail- 
ure, neglect, or refusal on the part of the 
said grantee, its successors or assigns, to 
remove said canopy when directed so to 
do, the City of Chicago may proceed to 
remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to the said grantee, its successors 
or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, an^ as com- 
pensation therefor, said Olympic Amuse- 
ment Company, its successors, or assigns, 
shall pay to the City of Chicago, so long 
as the privileges herein authorized are 
being enjoyed, the sum of dol- 
lars ($ ) per year, payable annu- 
ally, in advance; the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall first have been 
issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works authorizing such work to pro- 
ceed; and no permit shall issue until the 
first annual payment herein provided 
for has been made at the office of the 
City Comptroller of the City of Chicago, 
and a bond has been executed by the 
said grantee in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 
tioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all damages, cost, expense, or liabil- 
ity of any kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which it may be put to, or which 



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may accrue against, be charged to, or 
recovered from said City from, by reason 
of, or on account of the permission and 
authority herein granted, or the exer- 
cise by the grantee herein, its lessees 
or assigns, of the permission and author- 
ity herein given; and conditioned fur- 
ther for the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance; 
said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force thirty (30) days 
from and after its passage; provided 
that the said grantee files a written 
acceptance of this ordinance, together 
with the bond hereinabove provided for, 
within thirty (30) days. 

Aid. Ailing moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the ordinance 
be referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

The motion provided. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, 
October 31, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to issue a permit to H. H, 
Tebbetts, 1041 Millard avenue, to raise 
roof of coal shed. I would suggest a 
reconsideration of the vote by which this 
order was passed, and its repassage, with 
the following: amendment : 



Amend said order by striking out the 
words, "Commissioner of Public Works," 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
words, "Commissioner of Buildings." 
Respectfully, 
Cabter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Buxton moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Buxton moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Buxton moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered; That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue permit to H. H. Tebbetts, 1041 
Millard avenue, to raise roof of coal shed 
up seven feet on one side. 

also, 
The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, | 
October 31, 1904. j 
To the Honorahle, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting granting authority to Wm. M. 
Hoyt Company to construct opening in 
sidewalk in front of 6 and 8 River street. 
I would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which this ordinance was passed, 
and its repassage with the following 
amendment : 

Amend said ordinance by inserting in 
Section 2, between lines 16 and 17, the 
following: "so that the portion of said 
sidewalk." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



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Aid. Ooughlin moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved that the ordi- 
nance be amended in accordance with the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of 
the ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richeirt 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Erie 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz 
wiakbwski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor 
miick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Wm. M. Hoyt Co., their suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain opening 3 feet by 3 feet, with 
iron cover for same in the sidewalk 
space in front of 6 and 8 River street, to 
be constructed according to plans ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and to be 
filed in his office; the said opening and 
cover shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the super- 



vision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, their successors and 
assigns, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place where said opening 
and cover are located to a condition sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago, 
so that the portion of said sidewalk 
where said opening had been located, 
shall be put in the same condition as 
the other parts of said sidewalk in the 
same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
(10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance or from or by rea- 
sonof any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein grant- 
ed; and conditioned further to observe 
and perform all and singular, the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 



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the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, their successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the side- 
walk in which such opening and cover 
are located in a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, their 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general conditions 'of the City of 
Chicago, now or hereafter in force, per- 
taining to and regulating the use of 
space underneath public sidewalks, and 
if compensation is required by any such 
ordinance to be paid to the City of Chi- 
cago for such use, the grantee herein, 
their successors and assigns, shall pay 
such compensation as is prescribed by 
any such ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
(30) days of an acceptance in writing, of 
this ordinance by said grantee, and the 
filing at the same time of the bond here- 
in proyided for. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office,] 
October 31, 1904. | 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
at the last regular meeting of your Hon- 
orable Body, granting permission and 
authority to Washington Porter to con- 
struct and maintain three steps at the 
entrance of his building located at Fifth 
avenue and Congress street, for the rea- 
son that Section 1 of the ordinance is 
improperly drawn. I respectfully sug- 
gest a reconsideration of the vote by 
which this ordinance was passed, and its 



repassage with the following amend- 
ments : 

Amend said ordinance by striking out 
Section 1 and substituting the following: 

"Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Washington Porter, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain a stairway in the sidewaiK 
space at the entrance of the building 
owned by said grantee and located at 
the intersection of Fifth avenue and 
Congress street. Said stairway shall 
be constructed according to plans ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, a 
copy of which plans shall be kept on 
file in the office of said Commissioner 
of Public Works, and said stairway 
shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner, under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of said 
Commissioner of Public Works." 
Further amend said ordinance by 
striking out the words "stairways are" 
in the 13th line of Section 2, as printed 
at page 1371 of the current Council Pro- 
ceedings, and substitute the words 
"stairway is." 

Strike out the word "openings" in 
the 18th line of said Section 2, and sub- 
stitute the word "stairway." 

Strike out the word "opening" in the 
4th line of Section 4 of the ordinance, 
as printed on page 1371, and substitute 
the word "stairway." 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved that the ordi- 
nance be amended in accordance with the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of 
the ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Poreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richeirt, 
Ro'oney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jiones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, S'cully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

'Nays — C onion — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained iy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Washington Porter, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain a stairway in the sidewalk 
space at the entrance of the building 
owned by said grantee and located at 
the intersection of Fifth avenue and 
Congress street. Said stairway shall be 
constructed according to plans approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
plans shall be kept on file in the office 
of said Commissioner of Public Works, 
and said stairway shall be constructed 
in a safe and workmanlike manner, under 
the supervision and to the satisfaction of 
said Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten ( 10 ) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 



cretion of the Mayor. In ease of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or 
assigns, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place where said stair- 
way is located to a condition satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago, 
so that the portion of said sidewalk 
where said stairway had been located, 
shall be put in the same condition as the 
other parts of said sidewalk in the same 
block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000), with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all liabil- 
ity, cost, damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever, which may be suffered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which it may be 
put to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein granted; and 
conditioned further to observe and per- 
form all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability thereon shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee, his successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
sidewalk in which such stairway is lo- 



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■cated in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
.all general ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago now or hereafter in force, pertain- 
ing to and regulating the use of space 
underneath public sidewalks, and if com- 
pensation is required by any such ordi- 
nances to be paid to the City of Chi- 
cago for such use, the grantee herein, his 
successors and assigns, shall pay such 
compensation as is prescribed by any 
such ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
(30) days of an acceptance, in writing, 
of this ordinance by said grantee, and 
the filing at the same time of the bond 
herein provided for. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office,"] 
October 31, 1904. 
To the Eonordble, the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
at the last regular meeting of your Hon- 
orable Body, amending Section 49 of the 
building ordinance by adding the words 
"pickle or vinegar factory." 

Section 49 of the building ordinance 
makes it unlawful for any person, firm or 
corporation to locate, build, construct or 
maintain on any street or alley in the 
City of Chicago in any block in which 
two-thirds of the buildings on both sides 
of the street are used exclusively for 
residence purposes, any building for a 
livery stable, boarding or sale stable, 
gas reservoir, blasksmith shop, foundry, 
packing house, rendering plant, soap fac- 
tory, tannery, brewery or distillery, 
grain elevators, junk shops, or laundry 
to be run by machinery without rhe 



written consent of a majority of the 
property owners, according to frontage 
on both sides of such street or alley. 

The law department advises me that 
the question of whether 'the city has 
authority to regulate the location of 
pickle or vinegar factories is not free 
from doubt, and therefore the ordinance 
ought to be vetoed and the location of 
such enterprises regulated by a separate 
ordinance, so that in the event of litiga- 
tion the entire Section 49 would not be 
placed in jeopardy. 

I transmit herewith an ordinance 
Avhich I have had prepared by the Law 
Department regulating the location of 
such concerns, and respectfully recom- 
mend that the same be passed without 
the usual reference to a committee. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Rayraer moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Raymer moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be 
substituted for the ordinance under con- 
sideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Raymer moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixoin, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
miick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 



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) 



Blake, Reinberg, Leacliman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, BaJe- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — C onion — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1, That the ordinance relat- 
ing to the department of buildings, and 
governing the erection of buildings, etc., 
in the City of Chicago, passed March 
28th, 1898, and all subsequent amend- 
ments thereto, be and the same is hereby 
further amended by adding the following 
section: 

"Section — . It shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation to 
locate, build, construct or maintain on 
any street or alley in the City of Chi- 
■cago in any block in which two-thirds 
(2-3) of the buildings on both sides 
of the street are used exclusively for 
residence purposes, any building for 
a pickle or vinegar factory, without 
the written consent of a majority of 
the property owners, according to 
frontage on both sides of such street 
or alley. Such written consent shall 
be obtained and filed with the Com- 
missioner of Buildings before a per- 
mit is issued for the construction or 
keeping of such building. 

Provided, That in determining 
whether two-thirds of the buildings on 
both sides of the street are used exclu- 
sively for residence purposes, any 
building fronting upon another street 
and located upon .a corner lot, shall 
not be considered." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor' s Office, ) 
October 31, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting, granting permission and au- 
thority to the Tribune Company to main- 
tain a clock at the southeast corner of 
Dearborn and Madison streets, for the 
reason that the ordinance lacks the usual 
provisions for grants of this character. 
I have had an ordinance drafted and 
respectfully suggest a reconsideration of 
the vote by which the ordinance was 
passed and the adoption of said re- 
drafted ordinance without the usual ref- 
erence to a committee. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordi- 
nance submitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor, be substituted for the ordinance 
under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of 
the substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, RiclTer^, 
Rooney, MoCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dtever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 



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mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Islays — Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to the Tribune Company, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain a clock at the curb line at the 
southeast corner of Dearborn and Madi- 
son streets, to be constructed according 
to plans approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
a copy of which plans shall be kept on 
file in his office. The said clock and sup- 
port shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, its successors or as- 
signs, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place where said clock is 
located to a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to said City of Chicago, so that the por- 
tion of said sidewalk where said clock 
had been located, shall be put in the 
same condition, safe for public travel, as 
the other parts of said sidewalk in the 
same block. ,. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 



der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and cufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City 
of Chicago from any and all liability, 
cost, damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever which may be suffered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which it may 
be put to, or which may accrue against, 
be charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein given; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular, the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability thereon shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall therupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, its successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the side- 
walk immediately around said clock and 
its' supports in a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
(30) days ^of an acceptance by said 
grantee, and the filing at the same time 
of the bond herein provided for. 

The Board of Education submitted re- 
quests 

For additional appropriation of $500 
each for 6 portable school houses. 

For additional appropriation of $15,- 
000 for completion of McCormick school. 

For 12-room scliool buildinrr corner 



October 31, 



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Sacramento avenue and 39tn street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The City Comptroller submitted dupli- 
cate pay rolls for the month of Septem- 
ber, 1904, which were 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claim of John 
Sergeant Cram, trustee, on account of 
damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

A communication from James C. 
Blaney, Chief Inspector of Steam Boil- 
ers and Steam Plants, in relation to an 
explosion of a locomotive boiler oper- 
ated by the Chicago, Lake Shore & East- 
ern Ry. Co. and recommending the plac- 
ing of inspection of locomotive boilers 
under the city's jurisdiction, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judici- 
ary. 

The Clerk presented the acceptance 
and bond of the William M. Hoyt Co., 
under an ordinance for an opening in 
sidewalk at 6 and 8 River street, passed 
October 24, 1904, which were 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a communication 
from John W. Holtzman, Mayor of In- 
dianapolis, Ind., advocating the adoption 
of a curfew ordinance in all cities, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judici- 
ary. 

The City Sealer submitted the follow- 
ing communication: 

Chicago, Oct. 31, 1904. 
To the Honorahle, the City Council, City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I beg leave to submit for 
your consideration, amendments to Sec- 
tions 2018, 2021 and 2015 of the Revised 
Code of Chicago as drafted by the Cor- 
poration Counsel and ask that they be 



passed at once for the reason that at the 
present time this Department has no 
jurisdiction over what are known as 
Automatic Weighing Machines which 
stand upon Elevated Stations and other 
public places. 

I also transmit herewith for your con- 
sideration a letter from W. H. Arthur 
and R. B. Mason on this subject. 
Very respectfully, 

Jas. a. Quinn, 
City Sealer. 

Chicago, October 28, 1904. 

Hon. Jas. A. Quinn, Inspector of Weights 
and Measures, City of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — In accordance with a re- 
quest from your office transmitted to us 
through Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Sexton we have prepared and send you 
herewith a draft of certain sections of 
the existing ordinance covering weights 
and measures, which have been amended 
so as to cover scales or instruments used 
in weighing or measuring persons or ani- 
mals. 

The necessity for these amendments, 
as you will no doubt remember, was 
called to your attention by a letter re- 
ceived from Sheehan & Collin of New 
York City, and upon examination of the 
present ordinance we believe that as it 
now stands no fee can be charged for the 
inspection of automatic scales or weigh- 
ing machines such as are used on ele- 
vated platforms, etc., or used solely for 
the weighing of persons or animals for 
hire or reward, the present ordinance 
covering only scales, balances, etc., used 
for the "weighing or measuring of any 
article." 

We also send you a draft of an ordi- 
nance amending Section 2015 of the Code 
as amended November 19, 1900, by pro- 
viding for the inspection and sealing of 
these scales or devices and fixing the fee 
thereof. Not knowing the amount this 
fee should be we have left the amount 



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blank, to be filled in by you as you deem 
proper. 

We are sending you these amendments 
in such form that they may be intro- 
duced and passed by the City Council, 
and we have made the same amendments 
in the chapter on weights and measures 
which will appear in the new Code when 
published. 

We return herewith the letter of 
Messrs. Sheehan & Collin. 

Respectfully yours, 

W. H. Arthub, 
R. B. Mason. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
ordinance amending Sections 2018 and 
2021. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfu5s, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn. McCor- 
miick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Weirno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butter worth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
' City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 2018 and 
2021 of an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on the eighth day of April, A. D. 
1897, known as the Revised Code of Chi- 
cago, be and the same are hereby 
amended so that said Sections shall here- 
after read as follows: 



2018. (Inspection Obligatory.) 
Every person using weights, measures, 
scalebeams, patent balances, steel- 
yards, or any instrument weighing or 
measuring any article intended to be 
used or sold in the city, or in weighing 
or measuring any person or animal for 
hire or reward, shall cause the same 
to be inspected and sealed by the in- 
spector of weights and measures, in 
accordance with the provisions of this 
chapter. 

2021. (Certificate Required.) Any 
person who shall in weighing or meas- 
uring any article for purchase or sale 
in the city use any weight, measure, 
scalebeam, patent balance, steelyard, 
or other instrument, or who shall 
maintain or operate any weight, meas- 
ure, scalebeam, patent balance, steel- 
■ yard, or other instrument, whether 
automatic or otherwise, used for the 
purpose of weighing or measuring any 
person or animal for hire or reward, 
which has not been sealed or for which 
the aforesaid certificate has not been 
obtained from the inspector as re- 
quired by the provisions of this chap- 
ter, shall be fined not less than five 
dollars nor more than twenty-five dol- 
lars for each offense. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and publication. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
ordinance amending Section 2015. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McOor- 
miick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 



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Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Islays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2015 of an 
ordinance passed by the City Council 
on the eighth day of April, A. D. 1897, 
known as the Revised Code of Chicago, 
as amended by an ordinance passed on 
the nineteenth day of November, A. D. 
1900 (published on p. 1290 of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings of that date), be and the 
same is hereby amended by inserting in 
said Section after the ninth clause 
thereof the following: 

For inspecting and sealing every 
automatic weighing machine or every 
instrument or device used for weigh- 
ing or measuring any person or ani- 
mal for hire or reward, of a capacity 
of less than three tons, each fifty cents. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and publication. 

The Commissioner of Public Works 
submitted the following communication: 
Department of Public Works, 
Chicago, Oct. 31, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
draft of an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance passed September 22, 1902, grant- 
ing permission to John W. Hedenberg et. 
al. to construct and operate a railroad 
switch track. This draft of ordinance 
was prepared by the Corporation Coun- 
sel, and its passage is desired on account 
of said Hedenberg et. al. failing to pay 
the City of Chicago the compensation of 
$175 for this year as provided in Sec- 
tion 6 of the ordinance by which per- 



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mission was given for said switch track, 
and also for the reason that the Board 
of Local Improvements are close to the 
track with their concrete and the track 
will be a serious obstruction if they can- 
not continue to do the work on the 
street. Yours truly, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Commissioner. 

Aid. Snow moved the passage of the 
ordinance submitted by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
ston, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1, 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ordinance. 

Repealing an ordinance passed Septem- 
ber 22, 1902, granting permission to 
John W. Hedenberg et al. to construct 
and operate a railroad switch track. 
Whereas, The City Council of the 
City of Chicago, in and by a certain ordi- 
nance passed September 22, 1902, 
(Council Proceedings, page 1029), grant- 
ed to John W. Hedenberg and James W. 
Hedenberg for a period of ten (10) years 
from and after March 21, 1902, authority 
to maintain a railroad switch track 
from a point on the north line of Lot 



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thirty-nine (39) of Silverman's West 
Twelfth Street Subdivision of the south 
nine and three-quarters (9%) acres of the 
west half (i^) of the southeast quarter 
m,) of the southeast quarter (i/4) of 
Section Thirteen (13), Township Thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range Thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
upon and across Grenshaw street, Fil- 
more street and Taylor street, to the 
north line of Lot seventeen (17) of Block 
one (1) of J. H. Leather's and others' 
Subdivision of the north ten and one- 
quarter (10l^) acres of the west half 
(%) of the southeast quarter (^4) of 
the southeast quarter (^) of Section 
Thirteen (13), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Thirteen (13), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian; also 
upon and across the east and west alley 
between Grenshaw street and Filmore 
street in said Silverman's Subdivision, 
and upon and across the east and west 
alley in Block two (2), and upon and 
across the east alley of Block one (1) of 
said J. H. Leather's and others' Subdi- 
vision, which said switch track was laid 
down by virtue of the authority granted 
in and by an ordinance passed on March 
21, 1892; and. 

Whereas, In and by said ordinance 
of September 22, 1902, the said John W. 
Hedenberg and James W. Hedenberg are 
required to pay into the Treasury of the 
City of Chicago the annual sum of one 
hundred seventy-five dollars ($175.00) 
as compensation for the privileges there- 
in granted, such payment to be made on 
or before the first day of July in each 
year; and, 

Whereas, Said John W. Hedenberg 
and James W. Hedenberg have neglected 
and refused to pay the amount due as 
compensation for said privileges on July 
1st, 1904, and still continue to so neglect 
and refuse; and, 

Whereas, In and by Section 5 of 
said ordinance, power is expressly re- 
served to modify, amend or repeal said 
ordinance at any time before the expira- 



tion of said period of ten (10) years, and 
it is provided that in case of repeal all 
privileges thereby granted shall cease 
and determine; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance 
passed September 22, 1902, appearing on 
page 1029 of the printed Council Proceed- 
ings of said date, granting authorit}^ to 
John W. Hedenberg and James W. Hed- 
enberg to maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track between points, and on and 
across certain streets and alleys therein 
specified, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval. 



Special Assessment Improvement and 
Repealing Ordinances Submitted by 
the Board of Local Improvements; 
Also All Matters Presented by the 
Aldermen, Arranged as to Ward 
Numbers, Beginning With the First 
Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 
Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 

in favor of Daniel F. Crilly to excavate 

vault, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 

and Alleys, South Division, 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to St. Peter's Church, south- 
west corner of Clark and Polk streets, to 
construct and lay wires, said wires not 
to be more than one inch from the altar 
and used for lighting purposes. 

Section 2. This ordinance is in force 
from and after its passage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ken.na, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 



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Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jiones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
ston, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Nays — C onion — 1. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the west alley between Wa- 
bash avenue and Michigan avenue from 
21st street to 22d street. 

.By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
Aviakbwski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
nuick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Robeirts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

ISfays — C nl on — 1 . 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dixon presented the claim 



of the B. & O. R. R. Co. for rebate of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order for a 
permit to J. A. Pement to enclose rear 
portion of building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claim of 
Henry 'Wagner for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ailing presented an ordinance va- 
cating part of alley next north of 29th 
street, bet wen State street and Wabash 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Pringle presented an order for 
pavln;^' with aSf.'nalt Lake avenue, from 
39th street to Oakwood avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from 35th street to 
36th street between Michigan avenue and 
Wabash avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Foreman, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 



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Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Duim, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Rajmer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, E/oberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Buxton, 
Hrniter — 65. 

'Nays — C onion — 1. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Young presented an ordinance 
amending the building ordinance govern- 
ing the location of dance halls in resi- 
dence districts^, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Building 
Department. 

Aid. Potter presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay a water main in 50th place 
from Vincennes road to Washington 
Park place, providing same will pay the 
required ten 'cents per lineal foot revenue 
from frontage rates. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett and Snow presented the 
following order: 

Whereas, The water main in Jack- 
son Park avenue, south of 69th street, is 
laid upon the west side of a 200 foot 

street ; and, 

Wheeeas, The service pipes for 
property on the east side of the 
street were disturbed in the building of 
the intercepting sewer; therefore 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a six-inch water main upon east side 
of Jackson Park avenue, from 69th street 
to 71st street, providing same will pay 
the required permanent annual revenue 
of ten cents per lineal foot from frontage 
rates. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



Aid. Bennett presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the claim of Sackley & 
Peterson for refund of money advanced 
for water mains, placed on file July 11th, 
1904, be taken from files and re-referred 
to the Finance Committee. 

Ordered, That the claim of John G. 
Fitzgerald for compensation for personal 
injuries, placed on file December 7th, 
1903 be taken from file and re-referred 
to the Finance Committee. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to transfer from appropriation for Deer- 
ing street bridge to the credit of appro- 
priation for bridge-tender's salary 
Loomis street bridge, the sum of six hun- 
dred, seventy-one and seventy-seven one- 
hundredths (671.77) dollars, in accord- 
ance with the request of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works attached hereto. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized to employ one additional fourth 
grade engineer for the balance of the 
year 1904 at the rate of $110 per month, 
same to be paid from appropriation for 
salaries heretofore made for the Board of 
Local Improvements, in accordance with 
the request of the Board attached hereto. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
IVtoran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 



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son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

"Nays — Conlon — 1. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay the following judgments against 
the city and charge the amounts so paid 
to the appropriation for Office of City 
Attorney, account 6 C Operation. 
Superior Court, No. 211,569, 

favor of Louis Goldman.. $75.00 

Costs 11.00 

$ 86.00 

Superior Court, No. 240,158, 

favor of Michael Sinkiew- 

icz, minor, by his mother, 

Antonia Sinkiewicz 100.00 

100.00 

Circuit Court, No. 246,596, 

favor of Max Chasanof by 
next friend, Rachael 

Chasanof 60.00 

Costs 11.00 

71.00 

Total $257.00 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Ro-oney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakbwski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
miick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Noys — Conlon — 1. 



Aid. Bennett presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular 
meeting of the City Council, held after 
the meeting of October 31st, 1904, be 
and the same is hereby fixed for Monday, 
November 21st, 1904, at 7:30 p. m. 

Section 2. That when this Council ad- 
journs, it adjourns to meet on Monday, 
November 21st, 1904, at 7:30 p. m. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Weirno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



NINTH WARD 

Aid. Fick presented an ordinance in fa- 
vor of Raymond G. Sykes and Frederic 
de Coningh for a switch track on 19th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. Preib presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 



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the east side of Union street, from 21st 
place to 22d street, be and it is hereby 
established three (3) feet from the lot 
line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect on and after its passage and pub- 
lication. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, Mc€ormick: (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moyndhan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfu5S, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Eyan, Patterson, Finn, Mcuor- 
mick {21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Eeinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
sion, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a protest from 
scavengers against the night soil reduc- 
tion plant at 35th street and Kedzie ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following 
ordinance: 

Whereas, The sidewalks upon both 
sides of the lateral approach to the Ogden 
avenue viaduct, and also the sidewalk 
along the north side of the main ap- 
proach to said viaduct on the north side 
of Ogden avenue have become out of re- 



pair so that the public cannot use the 
said sidewalks with safety; and, 

Whereas, It is the duty of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company, the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railway Company, and the Pittsburg, 
Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis Rail- 
way Company (Pennsylvania lines), to 
maintain and keep in repair the said Og- 
den avenue viaduct and the approaches 
thereto, together with the sidewalks upon 
such approaches; and, 

Whereas, The said railroad companies 
have failed and neglected to repair and 
keep in repair said sidewalks upon said 
approaches to said Ogden avenue via- 
duct; and. 

Whereas, The City Engineer has pre- 
pared plans and specifications for the 
repair of said sidewalks upon said ap- 
proaches to said viaduct, and has also 
prepared an estimate of the cost and ex- 
pense of the making 'of said repairs, 
which said cost and expense is estimated 
to be the sum of thirty-two hundred 
($3,200.00) dollars; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council, of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company, the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railway Company, and the Pittsburg, 
Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis Rail- 
way Company immediately repair the 
north sidewalk upon the main east ap- 
proach to said Ogden avenue viaduct, and 
also sidewalks on both sides of the Camp- 
bell avenue approach to said Ogden ave- 
nue viaduct, said last-named sidewalks 
being, respectively, 450 feet in length on 
the east side of Campbell avenue and 370 
feet in length on the west side, in the 
following manner: 

Said sidewalks shall be 14 feet in 
width, with posts 6 inches by 6 inches 
resting on 2-inch planks 1 and 3 feet, 
and shall be spaced with 8-feet centers; 
the cross timbers shall be 3 inches by 12 



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inches, one end resting in pocket in the 
curb wall and the other let into the post 
and well spiked; sway bracing shall be 
placed from 6 inch by 6 inch post to 
3 inch by 12 inch cross timbers and 
well spiked. Coping strips 3 inches by 4 
inches shall be spiked to the top of coping 
plank. The planking shall be 2 inches 
thick, laid close together with an incline 
of 1 inch in 3 feet and spiked with two 
20-penny nails in each plank to the joist 
and coping strip. A railing will be built 
wherever necessary with 4 inch by 4 inch 
stanchions, bolted and spiked to every 
post, capped with a 3 inch by 6 inch 
hand railing of pine dressed with top 
and beveled and upper corners rounded. 
Two rail strips 1 inch by 6 inches shall 
be halved into stanchions within the 
sidewalk and hand rail. All timber to be 
first class, free of sap, full size, free of 
wind shakes, large or loose knots, dog 
or sap wood, wormholes or other defects 
impairing its strength or durability. All 
timber to be well spiked together and all 
work to be performed in a thorough and 
workmanlike manner and according to 
the plans on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and all work 
to be finished within thirty (30) days of 
the passage of this ordinance. 

Section 2. In the event that said rail- 
road companies fail to begin the work of 
making said repairs to said sidewalks in 
the manner provided by Section 1 of this 
ordinance within seventy-two (72) hours 
after the passage of this ordinance, the 
Commissioner of Public Works is hereby 
authorized and directed to immediately 
proceed to repair the said lateral ap- 
proach in the manner provided by Sec- 
tion 1 of this ordinance, and the expense 
thereof shall be charged to said Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company, the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Company, and the Pittsburg, Chicago, 
Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway Com- 
pany, and said expense of making said 
repairs shall be recovered from said rail- 
road companies by the City of Chicago. 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yea.s and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MoCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mdck (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leacliman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, W"endling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — C onion — 1. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for drains in Trumbull ave- 
nue, from West 26th street to West 31st 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MoCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
m'ick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



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The following is the ordinance as 
follows : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for drains in 
Trumbull avenue, from West 26th 
■street to West 31st street, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Coimcil of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for drains in Trum- 
bull avenue, from West 26th street to 
West 31st street," passed May 23, 1904, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, Do'cket No, 
29261 'Of the County Court of Cook 
County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claim of 
premises No. 1050 West Madison street 
for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Harkin presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Build- 
ing Department prepare and report to 
the Council an amendment to the Build- 
ing ordinance governing the construction 
of coal-pockets or coal sheds at coal 
yards. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Maypole and Harkin presented an 
order for the paving of Fall street, from 
Washington boulevard to West Lake 
street. Also for paving alley between 
Hoyne avenue and Oakley avenue and 
Austin avenue and Kinzie street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements, 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
Louis R, Totz for damage on account of 
water pipe, which was 

Refered to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts presented the following 
resolution: 

Whebeas, a vacancy exists in the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, by reason of the death of Aid. 
Bernard Anderson of the Fifteenth 
Ward, a former member of that Commit- 
tee ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That Aid. Albert W. Beilfuss 
of the Fifteenth Ward be assigned as & 
member of said Committee. 

Which was on motion duly adopted. 

The Board of Local Improvement! »ub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the north and south alley 
from Grand avenue to Austin avenue, be- 
tween North Green street and North 
Peoria street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sitts, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MoCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



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EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Oonlon presented the following 
■order : 

Be it ordered, That permission is here- 
by granted to Isaac Rubel to increase by- 
three (3) feet the height of the first 
story of building now in course of erec- 
tion at the northeast (N. E.) corner of 
Jackson boulevard and Green street, in 
the City of Chicago, plans as to the re- 
mainder of the building to remain the 
same as heretofore, making the height of 
said building, from grade to roof, one 
hundred and three (103) feet. The 
Building Commissioner is hereby author- 
ized and requested to issue a permit for 
said alteration in said building. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Conlon presented the claim of F. 
H. Prince for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick all the alleys in the block 
bounded by West Monroe street, West 
Adams street. South Morgan street and 
Aberdeen street. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Conlon, 
deferred. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ryan presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to George W. Jones to 
construct a frame shed, 50 feet in width, 
60 feet in length, and 14 feet in height, 
on premises at 36 and 38 Tilden avenue. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Moran presented an ordinance in 
favor of the Lewis Institute for a plat- 
form, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick Good street, from Sholto 
street to South May street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Moran, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn. McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Duiin, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

'Nays — Conlon — 1. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Patterson moved to reconsider 
the vote by which an order in favor of 
Albert Raffaelli to maintain a barber 
pole was passed October 24, 1904, page 
1380. 

Aid. Finn moved to table Aid. Pat- 
terson's motion. 

The motion to table prevailed. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for a water supply pipe in 
Chicago avenue, from Lake Shore Drive 
to a point 625 feet east of Pine street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCormick the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing^ Dixon, 



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Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Eichert', 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young,, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynlhan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Eeiriberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Nays — ^Conlou' — 1, 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN OKDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a water sup- 
ply pipe in Chicago avenue, from 
Lake Shore Drive to a point 625 feet 
east of Pine street, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for a water sup- 
ply pipe in Chicago avenue, from Lake 
Shore Drive to a point 625 feet east of 
Pine street," passed July 11, 1904, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance. Docket 29379 
of the County Court of Cook County, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann and Schmidt presented 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee 
be and it is hereby directed to include in 
the appropriation bill for 1905, an ap- 
propriation of $10,000.00 for a new en- 



gine house on property owned by the 
City and known as 150 Southport ave- 
nue. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid, Schmidt presented an order for 
paving alleys, from Webster avenue to 
Center street between North Halsted 
street and Dayton street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to lay a water supply pipe in 
Southport avenue, connecting with main 
at northwest corner of Hollywood and 
Southport and extending 200 feet south 
of Hollywood avenue, provided the same 
pays the required annual revenue of ten 
cents per lineal foot. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
a supplemental ordinance for the im- 
provement of Wayne avenue, from Devon 
avenue to Granville avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 



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Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing a supplemental ordinance for 
the improvement of Wayne avenue, 
from Devon avenue to Granville ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "A supplemental ordinance for the 
improvement of Wayne avenue, from 
Devon avenue to Granville avenue," 
passed July 20th, 1903, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed September 4th, 
1903, Warrant 32030A, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented the claim of Lars 
Hansen and Michael Pulcyn for damage 
to property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid, Reinberg presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
is hereby directed to erect gas lamps on 
Robey street, from Addison street to 
Waveland avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
is hereby directed to erect gas lamps on 
Racine avenue, from Addison street to 
Waveland avenue. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presented orders as fol- 



lows, viz. : Repealing the present ordi- 
nance for paving Grand avenue, 51st 
avenue to 60th avenue, and substitute 
therefor a new ordinance doing away 
with the sixteen feet of open space in 
the center of the roadway as planned. 

For a six-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Armitage avenue, from North 
40th avenue to North 46th avenue (un- 
less said improvement is already covered 
in a system now under way), which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Butler presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to The Park Ridge Electric Light Co. 
to erect two poles on North 53d avenue 
just north of present line of poles to con- 
nect wires with premises of A. Bur- 
meister at 3177 North 53d avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Wm. B. 
Walker to lay house drains on both sides 
of Elston avenue, from Irving Park 
boulevard to North 40th avenue, upon 
the payment of one five-dollar fee, the 
regular fee to be paid in the case of each 
drain whenever it is extended for use, 
and to be under the supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. The 
said Wm. B. Walker to pay the regular 
fee fixed by the Department for the in- 
spection of house drains (private) and 
to deposit ten per cent of the estimated 
cost of the work as a guarantee of the 
same for one year, as required by the 
City Specifications. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Leachman presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works lay a water supply pipe in 
Waveland avenue, from Francisco street 
to a point 140 feet east of the east line 



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lof Francisco street, for the purpose of 
circulation and furnishing fire protec- 
tion, and that a water main be also ex- 
tended from this point eastward to 
Mozart street, and in Mozart street 
northward 500 feet, provided that the 
latter pays a revenue annually to the 
city of at least 10 cents per foot. At- 
tached hereto is a plat showing pipe 
necessary in accordance with above. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit: Armi- 
tage avenue, from North 40th avenue to 
North 44th avenue, etc.. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Leachman, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Kichert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones. 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Byan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Eaymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on a system 
of streets, as follows, to-wit: Elston ave- 
nue, from West Irving Park boulevard to 
North 40th avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Butler, the ordinance was passed 



and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixoai, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65, 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder sidewalk on a system 
of streets, as follows, to-wit: Elston 
avenue, from North 56th avenue to Blaine 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Leachman, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



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A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water service pipes in North 
41st avenue from West Belle Plaine ave- 
nue to Elston avenue. 

By unaninTOus consent, on motion of 
Aid. Butler, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kemia, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Kooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, S'cully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mack (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — C onion — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for water supply pipes in 
North 41st court, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Henderson street, and in West 
Rjoscoe street, from North 41st court to 
the first alley west. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Leachman, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Hooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakbwski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 



Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — C onion — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in North 41st court, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to Henderson street, 
and in West Rosooe street, from North 
41st court to the first alley west, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinace for water supply pipes 
in North 41st court, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Henderson street, and in West 
Roscoe street, from North 41st court to 
the first alley west," passed March 16, 
1903, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, Docket 
27847 of the County Court of said coun- 
ty, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-NIMTH WARD. 

Aid. Carey presented the claims of S. 
Pocus and Jos. Kraintz for refund of 
saloon licenses, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the claim of Wm. J. 
Ford, placed on file June 27th, 1904, be 
taken from file and re-referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



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Aid. Butterworth presented an order 
for macadam pavement on Ada street, 
from 55tli street to 59th street, said 
street to be improved by paving with 
8 inches of slag, 3 inches of crushed 
limestone and 3 inches of crushed gran- 
ite, sandstone curb, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the claim 
of Wm. Nothduf on account of building 
sidewalk intersection, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Roberts presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to J. Erwin, 
910 Sixty-third street, to erect a sign 
over the front door of said premises, 
dimensions of said sign being 2 feet by 
4 feet and to be erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the de- 
partment. Said permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of 
the Mayor. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Roberts presented an order for re- 
surfacing Sixtj^-second street, from 
Wallace street to Normal avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water supply pipes in Wa- 
bash avenue, between 107th and 106th 
streets, provided same pays a permanent 
annual revenue of ten cents per lineal 
foot. 

Which Avas on miotion duly passed. 



Aid. Johnson presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
required to place two gas lamps in serv- 
ice in front of the Danish-Xorwegian 
Bethesda Church, located at 11242-44 In- 
diana avenue. 

Ordered, That the Committee on Track 
Elevation prepare and submit an ordi- 
nance requiring the Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company to elevate the plane of 
their roadbed from 79th street to Ken- 
sington avenue. 

Which v\'ere on motion duly passed. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ruxton presented an order to per- 
mit Frank Lene to build a frame addi- 
tion, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Building 
Department. 

Aid. Woodward presented an ordinance 
to regulate the storage of petroleum, 
gasoline, naptha, benzine, etc., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on a sys- 
tem cf streets as follows, to- wit : The 
east side of South 40th avenue, from 
West 16th street to West 22d street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Woodward, the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan. Jones,^ 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt. Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
makowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (2l3t ward), Sullivan, Dougherty. 



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Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

l^ays — Conlon — 1. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit. : West 
Madison street, from South 46th avenue 
to South 41st avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Ruxton, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Daiiey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormiek (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
miek (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Nays — 'Conlon — 1. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, His Honor, the Mayor, has 
appointed the following thirteen Alder- 
men to serve as a committee on State 
Legislation: Aid. Ailing, Foreman, 
Carey, Friestedt, Hunter, Maypole, 
Dixon, Daiiey, Eidmann, Werno, Leach- 
man, Raymer, and Beilfuss; and. 

Whereas, These gentlemen may not 



have had impressed upon them the neces- 
sity of amending the law so that suits 
for the recovery of damages on account 
of accidents for which the city is hela 
liable, such as those caused by defective 
sidewalks and streets, should be insti- 
tuted within one or two years after such 
accident; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That said Committee is 
hereby ordered and directed to present 
to the next General Assembly a bill 
amending the present statute so that the 
same shall require, that, notification to 
the proper authority of the municipality 
shall be made within thirty days of the 
accident and that suit shall be insti- 
tuted within six months from the date 
of accident. 

Which was on motion duly adopted. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be, and he is hereby di- 
rected, to lay water mains in Rice street, 
from 48th avenue to 49th avenue, in the 
35th Ward, if found to pay the neces- 
sary revenue, and if not by special as- 
sessment. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Hunter presented the claim of D. 
J. Barry for work on city yard, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for water service pipes in South 
48th avenue, from West Lake street to 
Washington boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hunter, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Daiiey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormiek (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Erie- 



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stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt ( 24th ward ) , Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Islays — ^Conlon — 1. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred an order on the Corporation 
Counsel to collect back compensation 
from the Chicago Telephone Co. sub- 
mitted a report recommending the adop- 
tion of an accompanying resolution and 
the publication of the opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel herewith attached. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred order directing the Corpora- 
tion Counsel to collect back compensa- 
tion from Chicago Telephone Co., having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
adoption of the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Mayor appoint a 
special committee consisting of nine 
members of the City Council, to whom 
all matters now pending before the 
Council relating to the Chicago Tele- 
phone Co. shall be referred for recom- 
mendation and report. 

Frank I, Bennett, 

Chairman. 



Office of Corporation Counsel,] 
September 30, 1903. ( 
L. E. Gosselin, Esq., Deputy Comptroller. 

Dear Sir — In your favor of recent 
date you asked this department for an 
opinion as to the rights of the City of 
Chicago under its ordinance of January, 
1889, granting certain privileges to the 
Chicago Telephone Company subject to 
the conditions specified therein, as 
against the Telephone Company, so far 
as territory is concerned, which was 
annexed to the City subsequent to the 
adoption of the above mentioned ordi- 
nance and in which the Telephone Com- 
pany wa9 operating at the time of an- 
nexation under grants from other public 
authorities prior to annexation. In 
complying with the request contained in 
your letter, I desire to call your atten- 
tion to the following facts: 

Section 1 of the ordinance referred to 
is a grant to the Telephone Company for 
twenty years of permission to construct, 
maintain, repair and operate its lines of 
wires, etc., in the public streets of the 
city. Section 6 thereof provides that 
the telephone company "shall file with 
the Comptroller of the City, on the first 
days of January and July of each year, 
a statement of its gross receipts from the 
telephone business done by said company 
within the City of Chicago, for the six 
months next preceding such statement, 
and, at the time of filing said statement, 
the said company shall pay into the City 
Treasury three (3) per cent on such 
gross receipts." 

The telephone company duly accepted 
this ordinance. 

At the time this ordinance was 
adopted by the city and accepted by the 
Telephone Company the latter was oper- 
ating in the following named towns or 
cities, as well as others presumably: In 
the Town of Cicero under the grants of 
1885 and 1886; in the Town of Jeffer- 
son under the three ordinances of 1885 
and the ordinance of 1882; in Washing- 
ton Heights under the ordinance of 1884; 



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in the Town of Lake under the ordi- 
nances of 1881 and 1883; and in the 
Town of Hyde Park under the ordinance 
of 1882. (Special Ordinances of Chi- 
cago, 1898.) The several grants from 
the above-named towns or cities are all 
marked by the omission of any limitation 
upon the period of time during which the 
telephone company may use the public 
streets. 

The Towns of Hyde Park and Jeffer- 
son in August, 1872, obtained charters 
under the general act for the incorpora- 
tion of cities and villages, passed in the 
year last mentioned. Washington 
Heights did likewise in January, 1874 
and the Town of Lake View in April, 
1887. 

The Towns of Lake and Cicero never 
obtained charters under the City and 
Village Act, but up to the time of annex- 
ation to the City of Chicago were oper- 
ating under private charters, the revised 
charter of the former town being granted 
by the Act of March 26, 1869 (Private 
Laws of 111., 1869, Vol. 4, p. 324), and 
the revised charter of the latter town by 
the Act of March 25, 1869 (Private 
Laws of 111., 1869, Vol. 3, p. 666). 

The powers granted to said towns by 
the private acts referred to, to control, 
regulate or supervise streets or the use 
of them, are practically the same as the 
like powers conferred upon municipal- 
ities by the City and Village Act. 

The Town of Hyde Park was annexed, 
to the City of Chicago June 29th, 1889; 
the Town of Lake, April 25th, 1889 ; va- 
rious parts of the Tov/n of Cicero in 
April, July and November, 1889, and 
other Towns at other dates, the dates 
mentioned being sufficient to illustrate 
the principles governing the questions 
here discussed. 

In the 'Construction of the ordinance 
of January, 1889, now under consider- 
ation, as a contract, two facts appear to 
stand out as of prime importance. First: 
The grantee of the rights conferred by 
all the ordinances of the annexed town 



is also the grantee in the ordinance of 
January, 1889. Second: The ordinance 
of January, 1889, was adopted and ac- 
cepted after the ordinances of the an- 
nexed towns had taken effect and while 
they were in effect. 

Under the facts as herein set forth, 
the question presented is whether the 
Chicago Telephone Company is obligated 
to pay to the City semi-annually under 
Section 6 of the ordinance of 1889, three 
per cent of the gross receipts of the busi- 
ness done by the company within the 
limits oi the city, as those limits ex- 
isted at the date of the acceptance of the 
ordinance by the Telephone Company, or 
must the said semi-annual payments to 
the city by the Telephone Company be 
based upon the business done by the 
company within the limits oi the city, 
as those limits existed during the six 
months next preceding the filing of each 
of the statements required by Section 6. 
I am of the opinion First : Such grants 
as are here involved, are to be construed 
in favor of the public and against the 
grantee, but invoking merely the ordi- 
nary rules governing the 'construction of 
contracts, it seems clear that the inten- 
tion of the parties to the contract em- 
bodied in the ordinance was that it and 
all of its provisions should extend over 
such territory as might from time to 
time be added to the city, and that, there- 
fore the statements filed semi-annually 
by the telephone company in compliance 
with the provision of Section 6 of this 
ordinance, should show and should have 
shown the gross receipts from all the 
business done within the limits of the 
city as they existed during the periods 
of six months covered by each of said 
statements, and the payments made to 
the 'city by the telephone company should 
be and should have been based on such 
total volume of business. This seems a 
reasonable conclusion, for Section 6 of 
the ordinance provides for a new state- 
ment every six months during the twen- 
ty years, thus indicating that a change 
in the amount of the gross receipts was 



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anticipated. If the part>ies expected a 
growtli of business and the increase in 
gross receipts incidental thereto and 
that a part of such growth and increase 
would result from a growth of popula- 
tion, in the light of common experience 
they must have also had in mind the 
probable, or, at least, possible growth 
'of the 'city territorially, and an inci- 
dental increase in business therefrom. 
The telephone company would hardly 
deny that this ordinance was designed to 
provide for the contingency of the future 
annexation of territory to the extent 
that the company, under its provisions, 
should have the right to extend its poles 
and wires into such territory as might 
be annexed and which the company had 
not occupied prior to annexation, 
whether or not such territory consisted 
of incorporated towns. 

In Illinois Central Railroad Company 
vs. Chicago, 176 U. S., 646, a case in 
some respects similar to the present one, 
the 'Charter of the railroad company was 
construed as to the right of the company . 
to construct its tracks in territory newly 
annexed to a city, without complying 
with the restriction that tracks could be 
located within cities only with the con- 
sent of such cities. The court held that 
the growth of the city was "foreseen and 
oontemplated in this legislation," and 
that the requirement of municipal con- 
sent for the construction of tracks ap- 
plied to territory annexed to cities after 
the passage of the act as well as ter- 
ritory Avithin the city limits at the date 
of the act. 

In People ex rel. vs. Deehan, 153 N. 
Y., 531, it was held that a grant to a 
gas company to operate in the streets of 
a town without any expressed limitation 
is not restricted to existing streets, but 
should be construed as extending to the 
streets as subsequently enlarged, changed 
or opened. 

In City of Des Moines vs. C. R. I. & 
P. R. Co., 41 la., 569, it appears that the 
city attempted to burden the railroad 



company's right to use a bridge under 
an ordinance, by subsequently imposing 
a charge for such use, upon the ground 
that the freight then passing over the 
bridge had doubled since the original 
ordinance was passed by reason of a new 
branch intersecting the railroad near the 
bridge. The court in this case said: 

"Whenever and however the busi- 
ness may be brought to the road of the 
grantee or its assigns, it has the right 
to use and operate its track over the 
bridge for doing all its business, for 
when the business comes to it, such 
business is the business of the road 
regardless of the source from which 
or the manner in which it comes." 
It seems plain then, that if the ordi- 
nance was intended to allow the Tele- 
phone Company the use of the streets in 
new territory after such territory was 
annexed, it also was intended to impose 
upon the Telephone Company the liabil- 
ity of paying a percentage of the receipts 
from the new business done in the addi- 
tional territory. 

If, as has been shown, the parties to 
the contract embraced in this ordinance, 
were looking to the future and contem- 
plated a probable extension of the lim- 
its of the city and a consequent growth 
of the company's business within the 
enlarged city limits, there is nothing in 
the ordinance indicating that the parties 
in looking to the future either had in 
mind only detached and unincorporated 
territory, but took no thought of the 
large and populous incorporated towns 
lying adjacent to the City of Chicago, or 
that in thinking of such towns, in which 
the telephone company was then doing 
business, they intended to except such 
towns entirely from the operation of 
their contract in the event of their an- 
nexation, and leave the company to con- 
duct its business under the town grants. 
If it had been intended to except the 
existing and future business of the Tele- 
phone Company within the limits of the 
towns in which the company was then 



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transacting business, in case of the an- 
nexation of such towns, from the condi- 
tions of the city ordinance of January, 
1889, such intention could have easily 
been expressed and not left open to 
doubt. 

Decatur Gaslight Co. vs. City of Deca- 
tur, 120 111., 67, holds that where a city 
ordinance provided that a gas company 
should furnish gas "at rates as favorable 
as that furnished" by another company, 
a cheaper rate charged by such other 
company in a given year (eighteen years 
after the passage of the ordinance) was 
to be taken as fixing the rate for that 
year, the Court saying: 

"The word 'furnished' is used simply 
without qualification * * * the 
rate of the Springfield company at the 
time of the furnishing of the gas 
should be taken and not its rate at the 
time of the passage of the ordinance. 
We think that to be the more natural 
and reasonable construction." 
As suggested by the extract from the 
opinion of the court in the above case, 
it was insisted by the gas company that 
it was intended by the ordinance that 
the rates charged for gas should be deter- 
mined by the rates at which the other 
(the Springfield) gas company furnished 
gas at the time the ordinance was en- 
acted. (See also Moore v. City . of St. 
Paul, 85 N. W. (Minn. 1901) 163, West- 
port V. Mulholland, 84 Mo. App., 319, 
322 (affd. 159 Mo. 86). 

It may be contended that the Tele- 
phone Company refrained from insisting 
upon an express exception in the City 
ordinance of its alleged rights in the 
town streets in reliance upon the pro- 
vision relating to annexation of towns, 
etc., in the Act of 1872 (Starr & Curtis' 
Ann. Statutes, Vol. 1, Chap. 24, Sec. 203, 
p. 794) that "such annexation shall not 
affect or impair any rights or liabilities 
either in favor or against such corpora- 
tions," but plainly the answer is that 
this section of the statute, as applied to 
this case, is designed as much for the 



protection of the rights of the City of 
Chicago as for the protection of creditors 
or grantees of the annexed towns and 
therefore it throws no light upon the 
meaning of the ordinance. The Act of 
April 25, 1889, relating to annexation, 
having been subsequent to the time of 
the adoption of the disputed ordinance, 
can be of no assistance in the construc- 
tion of the latter. 

My conclusion upon this branch of the 
opinion is then, that since the grants 
from the several towns before referred 
to were in existence and the Telephone 
Company acting thereunder, when it 
accepted the ordinance of January, 1889, 
from the City of Chicago, and since it 
must have foreseen the likelihood of tffe 
annexation of such towns, it may well 
be said to have consented by its contract 
to the termination of its privileges under 
the town grants upon the annexation of 
said Towns to the City and the substitu- 
tion therefor of the rights and liabili- 
ties given and imposed by the City ordi- 
nance. It is true, the question of vested 
rights which will probably be raised here 
is left open in the Illinois Central Rail- 
road case hereinbefore cited, with an inti- 
mation that if that question was in- 
volved the decision of the court might 
"possibly" be different, but the reason- 
ing of that case and the other cases 
herein cited applies to the present con- 
troversy with great force, considering 
that Section 6 of the ordinance of 1889 
uses the words "within the city" without 
limitation or qualification. 

Second. If the Telephone Company 
had obtained no rights in the streets of 
the annexed towns before their annexa- 
tion, and the ordinance of January, 1889, 
be treated as legislation instead of as 
a mere contract,, and therefore relating 
when passed only to the existing city 
limits, immediately upon the annexa- 
tion of these towns this ordinance and 
all the other ordinances of the City of 
Chicago (except those relating to dram- 
shops) extended over and operated upon 



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fhe new territory without regard to what 
the law relating to streets in such ter- 
ritory had been up to the time of annex- 
ation. Moore v. City of St. Paul, 85 N. 
W. (Minn.) 163; The People v. Harrison, 
191 111., 257, 265; C. P. I. & P. Ry. Co. v. 
City of Chicago, 143 111., 641, 644. A 
denial by the Telephone Company of the 
correctness of this rule would involve 
the admission that if the company was 
and is now operating in such territory 
it was and is doing so without any au- 
thority, and it seems to follow clearly 
that if the grants from the annexed 
towns to the company were invalid that 
the rule just stated applies with equal 
force. 

Third. All the ordinances of the sev- 
eral towns hereinbefore specified as 
granting privileges to the Chicago Tele- 
phone Company in any of the public 
streets of the said towns before ^uch 
towns were annexed to the City of Chi- 
cago were void because they were indefi- 
nite as to the time for which said privi- 
leges might be exercised, and the Tele- 
phone Company acquired no vested rights 
in the public streets of the annexed ter- 
ritory either by reason of the grants or 
by reason of any expenditures they may 
have made in said annexed towns in reli- 
ance upon their validity. For example, 
in State of New York v. The Mayor, 
etc., 3 Duer, 119, it was decided that a 
grant by a city to a street railway com- 
pany without any limit as to time, and 
by which the legal import and meaning 
of its terms may be perpetual is void. 
See also Blaschko.v. Wurster, 156 N. Y., 
437; Ampt v. City of Cincinnati, 21 0. 
Cir. Ct. P., 300, and Birmingham, etc.. 
By. Co. V. Birmingham S. P. Co., 79 
Ala., 465, 473. The conclusion reached 
under this branch of the present opinion 
is supported by principles of law that 
have long been established. It is the 
settled law of this State that a munici- 
pality holds the title to its streets in 
trust for the benefit of the public. Chi- 
cago Telephone Co. v. N. W. Tel. Co., 
199 111., 324, 346, 348; and the power of a 



city to grant rights in its streets to a 
telephone company is derived from the 
power given it to regulate the use of 
streets under the City and Village Act. 
Dickson v. Kewanee El. & M. Co., 53 111. 
App., 379; see also Wyandotte El. Co. 
V. City, 82 N. W., 821. 

And a city cannot grant an easement J 
permanently in the public streets for "^ 
private uses. Snyder v. City of Mt, 
Pulaski, 176, III., 397; and in general 
''municipal bodies can exercise only such 
powers as are conferred upon them by 
their charters and all persons dealing 
with them must see that the body has 
power to perform the proposed act." It 
cannot even by contract control or em- 
barrass its legislative powers and duties. 
City of Danville v. Danville Water Co., 
178 111., 299, 180 id. 235. Freeport Water 
Co. V. Freeport, 186 111., 179 (and other 
Illinois cases cited under "Third.") 

A municipal corporation intrusted with 
power of control over public streets can- 
not by contract or otherwise irrevocably 
surrender any part of such power with- 
out the explicit consent of the Legis- 
lature, and such a contract is invalid. 
State of Minnesota Transfer Ry. Co., 83 
N. W., 32. See aslo Gas Co. v. Parkers- 
burg, 30 W. Va., 435, 440; Syracuse 
Water Co. v. City of S., 116 N. Y. 167, 

181; and Altgelt v. City, 81 Tex., 436 

(cases in brief.) 

The rule is also established by a con- , 
siderable preponderance of the authori- 
ties that where the constitution or stat- 
ute of a state fixes the maximum period 
of time which a franchise, or a contract 
relating thereto, may be granted or made 
a franchise -or contract running for an 
indefinite or a longer period is wholly 
void and will not be upheld for the valid 
period. Flynn v. Little Falls E. and 
W. Co., 74 Minn., 180; City of Somerset 
V. Smith, 49 S. W. (Ky.) 456; Manhat- 
tan Trust Co., V. City of Dayton, 59 Fed. 
327; Blaschko v. Wurster, 156 N. Y., 
437; Town of Kirkwood v. Meramee H. 
Co., 94 Mo. App., 637 ; Davis v. Harrison, 



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46 N. J. L., 79; City of Wellston v. Mor- 
gan, 59 O. St., 147, 157; East St. Louis 
V. E. St. L. a L. & C. Co., 98 111., 415, 
432, 456 (separate concurring opinion of 
Walker, J.), 19 111. App., 44; East St. 
Louis G. L. & C. Co. v. City of East St. 
Louis, 47 id., 411; and Garrison v. City 
of Chicago, 7 Bliss, 480, 487; and in 
such a case the grantee in a franchise 
or the beneficiary under a contract can- 
not escape the application of the rule 
by asserting the principle of estoppel 
upon the ground that he incurred large 
expenditures under the belief that the 
city was acting within its powers or 
upon the ground that the city has re- 
ceived a benefit. City Council of Daw- 
son V. Water Works Co., 106 Ga., 696; 
Newport v. Railway Co., 58 Ark., 270; 
Cincinnati G. L. & C. Co. v. Avondale, 
43 O. St., 257. See also Atlantic City 
N. W. Co. V. Read, 50 N. J. L., 665, 669 ; 
Town of Hackettstown v. Swackhamer, 
37 N. J. L., 191; Hodges v. City of Buf- 
falo, 2 Dem. (N. Y.), 110; City of De- 
troit V. Detroit City Ry. Co., 56 Fed., 
867, 876 ; City of Ft. Wayne v. Lehr, 88 
Ind., 62; and see also Higgins v. San 
Diego Water Co., 118 Cal., 524; Hamil- 
ton V. City of Shelbyville, 6 Ind. App., 
538, and McPherson v. Foster Bros., 43 
la., 48. 

It is true that in some of the cases 
cited under this part of the opinion, it 
is held that when these void contracts 
have been partially performed by the 
grantee or beneficiary, the city is liable 
to carry out, to some extent, the portion 
of its agreement which relates to and 
is dependent upon the part of the con- 
tract executed by the other party. The 
case of Cincinnati G. L. & C. Co. v. 
Avondale well illustrates this doctrine 
and the real principle upon which it 
rests. It appears from that case that 
the city in question was authorized to 
contract for ten yeais, but made an in- 
definite contract with a gas company, 
which was decided to be void, subject 
to the duty of the city to pay for such 
gas as it had used, the court saying: 



"There is no question here * * * as 
to the power of the village to make a 
contract * * * to light its 'streets 

* * * but if the Council that entered 
into the written agreement exceeded its 
authority and had no power to make the 
contract set out, the defendant is not 
bound by the illegal terms of the same. 

* * * The company is bound to know 
the law and the powers of the Council." 
And the court declared the city liable to 
pay a reasonable price for the gas con- 
sumed ,"not bQcause of the contract, but 
because the village has used the gas." 
Therefore, if the ordinances of the an- 
nexed towns were void by reason of the 
want of power of the towns to adopt 
them, the telephone company was occupy- 
ing the streets of those towns merely 
upon sufferance and eouM have been 
ousted by the authorities of the towns 
at any time they saw fit to act, and if 
any notice was necessary by the town 
authorities by reason of their conduct, 
the obligation to give such notice could 
not amount to more than an obligation 
not to exercise rights vested in the town 
authorities, without warning, which only 
had force during the existence of such 
authorities, and ended with their official 
lives. Parfitt v. Ferguson, 3 App. Div. 
(N. Y.), 176; see also C. R. L & P. Ry. 
Co. V. City of Chicago, 143 111., 641-644. 

I am of opinion, for the reasons 
stated, that the Chicago Telephone Com- 
pany was and is liable to the city for 
three per cent of its gross receipts upon 
the business done by it within the entire 
city limits for any given six months. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Maclay Hoyne, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred the matter cTf charging costs of 
Permanent Improvements, for which 



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money has been borrowed to Permanent 
Improvement Bond Account, submitted a 
report .recommending the passage of an 
accompanying ordinance and the publi- 
cation of a communication from the 
Corporation Counsel herewith attached. 
Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October Slst, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred matter of charging costs 
of Permanent Improvements for which 
money has been borrowed to Permanent 
Improvement Bond Account, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 

Whereas, On the 18th day of July, A. 
D. 1904, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago duly passed an ordinance pro- 
viding for the issuance of five million 
dollars of Permanent Improvement 
Bonds, in which said ordinance it was 
provided by Section 5 thereof as follows, 
to-wit : 

"Section 5. That said bonds shall be 
delivered by the City Comptroller of 
said city to the purchaser or pur- 
chasers of the same, and the proceeds 
derived therefrom shall be used solely 
for the purpose of making permanent 
municipal improvements in said city 
and paying that portion of the cost of 
public local improvements therein for 
which said city as a whole is charge- 
able;" and. 

Whereas, During the years 1903 and 
1904, respectively, the .sums of $393,233.71 
and $279,262.74 were expended by said 
city in paying the cost of making per- 
manent municipal improvements of the 
kind and character specified in said ordi- 
nance of July 18, 1904, which sums of 
money were obtained by the issue and 
negotiation of certain warrants of said 



city, which now remain outstanding and 
unpaid to the amount of $672,496.45 in 
the aggregate; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago be and he is 
hereby directed to draw a warrant upon 
the Treasurer of said city, payable out 
of the proceeds derived from the sale of 
the bonds of said city authorized by said 
ordinance of July 18, 1904, for the sum 
of $672,496.45 for the creation of a spe- 
cial fund, which shall be used to pay, 
take up and redeem a like amount of the 
outstanding warrants of said city men- 
tionea in the preamble hereof, which 
were issued and negotiated in the years 
1903 and 1904 for the purpose of borrow- 
ing money for paying the cost of mak- 
ing permanent municipal improvements 
in said city. 

Section 2. That the Treasurer of 
said City of Chicago be and he hereby is 
authorized and directed to honor and pay 
the warrant of the Comptroller hereby 
authorized and to devote the fund so 
provided for to the payment, taking up 
and redemption of the said outstanding 
warrants of said city mentioned in the 
preamble hereof. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and alter 
its passage. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



Office of Corporation Counsel, | 
October 31, 1904. j 
Hon. Frank I. Bennett, Chairman of 

Committee on Finance: 

Dear Sir — In answer to your verbal 
inquiry as to whether or not any portion 
of the proceeds of the bond issue author- 
ized by ordinance of the City Council 
passed July 18, 1904, can be used to pay 
the indebtedness already contracted by 
the city for permanent improvements, 
and to take up tax anticipation warrants 



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by the pledge or sale whereof money was 
obtained for use in making such per- 
manent improvements, I beg leave to 
say: 

None of the taxes based upon the ap- 
propriation bill and levy ordinance for 
1904 have yet been extended. The taxes 
based upon the appropriation bill and 
levy ordinance of 1903 have been ex- 
tended and are now in process of collec- 
tion by the County Treasurer, but there 
will be no final settlement with him in re- 
gard to said taxes until the end of this 
year. I understand that tax anticipation 
warrants have been issued against the 
taxes levied for the years 1903 and 1904, 
and that upon these tax anticipation war- 
rants money has been borrowed from the 
banks, of which there has been expended 
lon account of said permanent improve- 
ments $393,233.71 in 190-3, and $279,- 
262.74 in 1904, which still remains un- 
paid. 

Upon this statement of facts my 
opinion is requested as to whether or 
not the money to be received from the 
proceeds of the sale of bonds above re- 
ferred to may be used to take up and re- 
tire tax anticipation warrants issued 
against the taxes levied during the years 
1903 and 1904. 

At the very outset of this discussion it 
should be borne in mind that the ordi- 
nance authorizing the issue of said per- 
manent improvement bonds provided that 
the proceeds 'of said bonds should be 
used "solely for the purpose of making 
permanent municipal improvements," 
etc., and the question whiuh arises must 
therefore be stated as follows: 

Is the re-payment 'of a loan, the pro- 
ceeds of which were used for making per- 
manent improvements, equivalent to the 
use of the money for the purpose of mak- 
ing permanent improvements ? 

The statutes of Illinois with reference 
to the levying of school taxes provide for 
the levy of two distinct and separate 
classes of taxes: One for "educational 



purposes," the other for "building pur- 
poses." 

The Supreme Court of Illinois has al- 
ways maintained most strictly the rule 
that the school building tax can be used 
only for building purposes, and that no 
tax levied for building purposes can be 
used for general educational purposes. 

In C. & A. R. R. Co. vs. The People, 
205 III., 625, the legality of a levy for 
building purposes came before the Su- 
preme Court of Illinois, in which a tax 
was levied for building purposes for the 
year 1902. It appeared that this tax 
was levied not for the purpose of build- 
ing a school house, but for the purpose of 
paying outstanding bonds, the proceeds 
of which had been used during the years 
1888 and 1901 for the ere'ction of two 
school houses. It was contended, on the 
one hand, that the payment of these 
bonds was not the use of money for 
"building purposes." On the other hand, 
it was urged that the bonds were merely 
an evidence of indebtedness incurred for 
building purposes and that the payment 
of the debt evidenced by said bonds was 
legally equivalent to the use of the 
money for the construetiooi of said school 
houses. The Supreme Court sustained 
the latter view and used the following 
language : 

"If a bonded indebtedness has been 
incurred for educational purposes, the 
tax to meet it must be levied as an 
educational tax, and if such indebted- 
ness has been incurred for building pur- 
poses, the tax levied to meet it must 
be levied for building purposes." 

Upon authority of this decision of our 
own Supreme Court, upon a question so 
exactly parallel to the one under con- 
sideration, I am of the opinion that the 
use of the proceeds of the sale of the 
permanent improvement bonds referred 
to, for the payment of the outstanding in- 
debtedness of the city for money bor- 
rowed for and used in the making of 
permanent improvements, amounts in 
law to the use of said monkey for the 



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making of permanent improvements, 
within the meaning of the law. 

I submit herewith form of ordinance, 
at your request, to authorize the payment 
•of such unpaid indebtedness for the years 
1903 and 1904, out of the proceeds of the 
sale of said bonds. 

Very respectfully, 

Edgar B. Tolmaw, 
Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO 

The same Committee to whom was 
referred the matter of transferring 
money from the Water Fund to the 
credit of the Corporate Fund submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying ordinance and that the 
opinion of the Corporation Counsel be 
published. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred matter of transferring 
money from the Water Fund to the 
credit of the Corporate Fund, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

for the transfer of six hundred and fifty 
thousand ($650,000.00) dollars of the sur- 
plus of the "Water Fund" to the "Cor- 
porate Fund." 

Whereas, There now exists in the 
Water Fund" of the City of Chicago a 
surplus of more than six hundred and 
fifty thousand ($050,000.00) dollars over 
and above all the current and existing 
liabilities against the said fund; 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Treasurer 
of the City of Chicago be and he is hereby 



authorized and directed to transfer from 
the said "Water Fund" to the "Corporate 
Fund" of the City of Chicago, the sum of 
six hundred and fifty thousand ($650,- 
000.00) dollars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 



;:! 



Office of the Corporation Counsel, 
Chicago, October 29, 1904. 
Hon. Frank I. Bennett, Chairman of 

Committee on Finance: 

Dear Sir — In answer to your inquiry 
as to whether or not any portion of the 
existing surplus in the "Water Fund" can 
be transferred to the "Corporate Fund," 
I beg leave to say: 

In 1836 the Legislature of this State 
passed an act entitled "AN ACT to 
incorporate the Chicago Hydraulic 
Company." Said act created a private co.r- 
poration of that name and authorized it 
to construct, maintain and operate a sys- 
tem of water works in Chicago for the 
purpose of supplying water to the city 
and its people. 

m 1851 the Legislature passed another 
act, entitled "AN ACT to incorporate the 
Chicago City Hydraulic Company." By 
this act a body corporate was created by 
the name and style of a "Board of Water 
Commissioners of the City of Chicago." 
The first commissioners were named in 
the act, their successors to be chosen by 
the Common Council of the city. This 
was a quasi- municipal corporation, exer- 
cising municipal functions, whose rela- 
tions to the city were similar to the rela- 
tions now existing between the city and 
the Board of Education. By Section 15 
of that act the commissioners were re- 
quired to invest their surplus "in such 
manner as to make the same available 
for the payment of the interest and 
principle of the bonds" which other sec- 
tions of the act had authorized them to 
issue upon the faith and credit of the 
city. Section 19 authorized the commis- 



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sioners to purchase all the rights and 
property of the Chicago Hydraulic Com- 
pany. In 18'52 this purchaise was con- 
summated, and the City of Chicago, 
through this Board of Water Commis- 
sioners, entered into the business of own- 
ing and operating a system of water 
works for the City of Chicago. 

By amendments made to this act in 
1855, the manner of electing water com- 
missioners was changed, the commission- 
ers were authorized to borrow more 
money upon the faith and credit of the 
city, and it was "provided, further, that 
all funds derived from the sale of the 
bonds of the said board, or from water 
rents or otherwise, shall be exclusively 
used for and appropriated by said board 
to the objects and purposes specified in 
said act, of which this is an amendment, 
nor shall the same, or any part thereof, 
be loaned to or used by the said City 
of Chicago." Substantially the same 
provisions were re-enacted with regard 
to the investment of the surplus profits 
of the water business. 

The above mentioned acts of 1851 and 
1855 do not, in their titles, purport to be 
amendments of the city charter, but in 
construing a similar act, the Supreme 
Court of Illinois declared that such legis- 
lation was "in substance and in fact and 
in legal effect, an addition to the charter 
of the city * * * and invested the 
city with new and additional powers." 
(Board of Water Commissioners vs The 
People, 137 111. 660 (667). 

In 1861 the Legislature revised and 
amended the various acts constituting 
the charter of the City of Chicago, and 
by Section 3 thereof created the Board 
of Public Works. Section 9 of that act 
gave that board superintendence of the 
water works of said city. Section 50 
stated the true intent of the act to be 
to abolish tiie "Chicago City Hydraulic 
Company" and to vest all its powers in 
the Board of Public Works. . This refer- 
ence in the act to the Chicago City 
Hydraulic Company undoubtedly arose 



from the use of that name in the title of 
the acts of 1851 and 1855, and undoubt- 
edly operated to abolish the "Board of 
Water Commissioners of the City of Chi- 
cago" and supersede said board by the 
"Board of Public Works." Section 52 
of said act provides that "all accounts 
pertaining to the Hydraulic Works of 
said city shall be kept in separate books 
of account, and all moneys deposited 
with the City Treasurer on account of 
said works shall be by him kept separate 
and distinct from all other moneys, and 
shall only be applied for the uses and 
purposes for which the same v/ere re- 
ceived." Said section also makes the 
treasurer guilty of embezzlement if he 
pays out such moneys on any other ac- 
count. 

By the provisions of the revision of 
1863, Ch. VIII, Section 13, it is provided 
"that all funds derived from the sale of 
said water loan bonds, or from water 
rents, or otherwise, for the water works 
of said city, shall be exclusively used 
and appropriated by said board, to the 
objects and purposes pertaining to the 
water supply of said city, herein speci- 
fied, nor shall the same, nor any part 
thereof, be used by the said board, or by 
the said city, for any other purpose." 
Section 32 of the same act requires that 
the money derived from the water works 
shall be "kept separate and distinct from 
all other moneys, as the water fund, and 
shall only be applied for the uses and 
purposes for which the same were re- 
ceived, and such money shall be held by 
the treasurer as a special fund, separate 
and distinct from other funds; and he 
shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement 
if he shall pay out such moneys for any 
account other than that belonging to 
such water fund." 

It here becomes material to note that 
the act of 1861 above referred to, revis- 
ing the charter of the City of Chicago, 
was approved February 18th of that 
year, and that on February 21st of tl^e 
same year an act of the Legislature of 
Illinois was also approved by the Gov- 



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ernor, granting similar powers to and 
imposing similar restrictions on the City 
of Springfield in regard to its water 
works. The language of the two acts 
in regard to this subject matter is almost 
identical. 

The effect of the legislation above 
referred to was undoubtedly to limit the 
use of the '"water fund" for water pur- 
poses. If the acts above cited are still 
in force, your question must reecive a 
negative answer. It therefore becomes 
material to consider next the effect of 
subsequent legislation. 

In 1872 the Legislature passed the 
Cities and Villages Act, which, upon 
adoption by vote of the people, became, 
in 1875, the charter of the City of Chi- 
cago, and according to the unbroken cur- 
rent of authority in this State, super- 
seded all acts inconsistent therewith. 
With respect to the subject matter of 
the control of water works and the 
money derived therefrom, said act gives 
to the City Council power to make all 
needful rules and regulations concern- 
ing the use of water supplied by the 
water works; power to do all acts and 
make such regulations for the construc- 
tion, completion, management or control 
of the water works as it may deem nec- 
essary or expedient; power to do all acts 
and make such rules and regulations as 
it may deem necessary and expedient 
for levying and collecting water taxes, 
rates or assessments, and power to levy 
and assess water taxes, rents, rates or 
assessments. The act of 1872 also enu- 
merated certain city officers and dis- 
tributed among them the powers and 
duties of the executive and the adminis- 
trative departments of the municipal 
government of the City of Chicago. 
Said act contained no provision for the 
appointment or election of a Board of 
Public Works, but its duties were dis- 
tributed among other officers. 

Fortunately, this identical question 
was presented to the Supreme Court of 
Illinois, and that tribunal decided, in the 



case above referred to, that the Cities 
and Villages Act, when adopted by the 
City of Springfield, did supersede said act 
of 1861, creating a Board of Water Com- 
missioners for the City of Springfield. 
This case was an information in the 
nature of a quo-warranto. A judgment 
of ouster was entered against the Board 
of Water Commissioners of the City of 
Springfield, and this judgment was 
affirmed by tne Supreme Court. This 
opinion, construing an act evidently 
copied from the Chicago act of 1861, is 
conclusive upon this question. There 
can be no doubt that all of the water 
acts above referred to ceased to be of 
any force and effect after the adoption 
of the general Cities and Villages Act. 
The Board of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago then went out of existence, 
and the limitations upon that Board in 
regard to the use of moneys derived from 
the water works ceased and determined 
on the same day. The question now pre- 
sented is as to the rights of the 'City 
Council in regard to the disposition and 
control of the water fund under the 
Cities and Villages Act and subsequent 
legislation. There are numerous subse- 
quent acts in regard to Avater. A care- 
ful examination of each one of them, 
however, shows that they have no appli- 
cation whatever to the use to be made 
of the income which the City of Chicago 
derives from its water works; so that 
the question resolves itself into an ex- 
amination of the general Cities and Vil- 
lages Act. 

The provisions of this act have already 
been briefly referred to, and it is ap- 
parent that the control of the entire sub- 
ject matter is vested in the City Council, 
and that no limitations have been placed 
upon that body by the Legislature. 

Moreover, the extent and scope of the 
powers of the City Council in regard to 
the administration of municipal water 
works, under the Cities and Villages Act, 
have been considered and disicussed by 
th9 Supreme Court of Illinois. In the 



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well-considered case of Wagner vs. City 
of Rock Island, 146 111., 139, the Court 
said : 

"When a municipal corporation un- 
dertakes to construct andioperate water 
works, it does so in the exercise of its 
private and not of its governmental 
functions." 

The question was squarely raised in 
that 'case as to whether 'or not the city 
had any right to charge its inhabitants 
for the use of water a sum greater than 
the actual cost of the service. On this 
point the Court said (page 155) : 

"The complainant, however, has at- 
tempted to distinguish the present case 
from those to which the foregoing au- 
thorities apply, by alleging that the 
water works in question were not 
erected by the city for purposes of 
speculation or profit, or of deriving 
therefrom a revenue by the sale of wa- 
ter to its citizens, but only for the pur- 
pose of supplying water * * * for 
the use of itself and its inhabitants." 
Indeed, the original charter of the City 
of Eioek Island, under which it was 
formerly operated and under which the 
water works in question were built, gave 
its City Council power to "provide the 
city with water * * * foj- the ex- 
tinguishment of fires and the convenience 
of its inhabitants;" so .that a serious 
question existed as to its right, under 
said form.er charter, to sell water at a 
profit. But the Supreme Court said 
(page 155) : 

"Even admitting that such was the 
policy of the city and its officers at the 
time they embarked upon the enter- 
prise of building water works and sup- 
plying the people of the city with wa- 
ter, we are unable to see how that fact 
can have the legal significance claimed 
for it. * * * Its power to build 
and maintain water works and furnish 
water to its inhabitants for a consider- 
ation is derived from and is governed 
solely by the statute, and even though 
the intention of the city and its officers 



may have been to furnish water to the 
people of the city at the mere cost of 
maintaining and operating the works, 
and to charge no rates which would 
result in 'accumulating a surplus reve- 
nue, the city is not bound to persist 
in that policy, but is at liberty at any 
time to abandon it and impose reason- 
able rates and charges, although by so 
doing a revenue may be realized." 

After discussing the principles upon 
which a private water company might 
furnish water to the inhabitants of a 
city, the Court further said (page 156) : 

"And in the case of water works, we 
are unable to see why any different 
rule in this respect should apply when 
the works are owned and operated by 
the city, from those v/hich prevail 
where the business is carried on by a 
private corporation." 

In the Joliet Water Works case (City 
of Joliet vs. Alexander, 194 111., 457), 
the ease was presented of an attempt to 
pledge existing water works and the ex- 
isting water fundi It appeared in that 
opinion that there was an annual surplus 
from the existing plants of ten thousand 
dollars a year. The Court held that this 
surplus belonged to the City of Joliet, 
and that it stood upon the same basis 
as any revenue of the city "derived from 
dram-shop license, or license from hack- 
men, peddlers, theaters or amusements, 
or any other funds of the city." While 
the very point now under consideration 
was not there involved, yet it would have 
been impossible for the Supreme Court to 
have reached the conclusion which it did 
rea'ch in that case if the surplus of the 
water fun had been considered to be a 
special fund limited in its use to water 
purposes. Upon the assumption that this 
fund was the city's, to be freely used for 
corporate purposes, like any other fund, 
the whole course of reasoning of the 
Court is founded. 

If the water works in this city were 
owned by a private corporation, and the 
business carried on by that corporation 



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at a profit, there could be no doubt of the 
right of that corporation to devote its 
surplus to any purpose which it saw fit; 
and since the rights of the city in regard 
to the , water business are controlled by 
the same principles of law which would 
have applioation to a private corporation 
engaged in the same business, I have no 
doubt of the right of the city to devote 
its surplus revenue from the water busi- 
ness to any corporate purpose. In fact, 
the decision of the Supreme Court that 
a municipality may so fix the prices for 
water as to produce a profit, carries with 
it the conclusion that it may expend that 
profit for any legitimate municipal pur- 
pose. In all other jurisdictions Vv^here 
public utilties are owned and operated by 
the municipality (particularly in Great 
Britain), the surplus profits of the busi- 
ness, after providing for all liabilities, 
improvements and betterments, are uni- 
formly applied to the reduction of taxes. 

The transfer of the surplus in the 
"Water Fund" to the "Corporate Fund," 
and its use in the payment of the citj^'s 
curent expenses, undoubtedly operates to 
reduce the burden now borne bj' the own- 
ers of taxable property. 

I am, therefore, of the opinion that the 
City Council has the authority, by ap- 
propriate legislation, to direct the trans- 
fer of the surplus in the "Water Fund" 
to the "Corporate fund." 

Very respectfully, 

Edgar B. Tolman, 
Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO 

The same Committee to whom was 
referred a communication from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works re. amount 
required to repair 385-393 Fifth avenue 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order and 
the publication of the various communi- 
cations attached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re. 385- 
393 Fifth avenue — amount required to 
repair, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That there is hereby appro- 
priated from the Water Fund for repairs 
to building at 385-393 Fifth avenue the 
sum of forty thousand ($40,000.00) dol- 
lars; to be expended in accordance with 
the terms of an order heretofore passed 
on February 17, 1904, in accordance with 
request of the Commissioner of Public 
Works attached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago, October 17, 1904. C 
To the Honorahle, the Mayor and City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a 
communication from the City Engineer 
with reference to building at 385-393 
Fifth avenue, and respectfully ask that 
it be referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Ve-ry I'espectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Commissioner. 



Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago, October 17, 1904'. | 
Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Pub- 
lic ^Vorks: 

Dear Sir— Referring to the matter of 
repairs to the so-called Winterbotham 
Building, 385-393 Fifth avenue, the 
northern part of which was greatly dam- 
aged on account of the caving in of the 
water tunnel running under the prem- 
ises, I wish to state that I have made an 



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estimate of the amount of money re- 
quired to complete the \Vork on this 
building, including bills on hand, com- 
pletion of floor, boiler settings, curb 
walls, plumbing, elevator, etc., also the 
percentage paid Mr, Sutter, the Engineer, 
which estimate is $40,000. This is in 
addition to the money that had already 
been appropriated for this purpose. 
There was $25,000 appropriated for the 
repair of the tunnel. $15,000 of this 
amount can be transferred to the build- 
ing fund. That would require an addi- 
tional appropriation of $25,000 and the 
transfer of the $15,000 above referred 
to, making in all $40,000. 
Yours truly, 

John Ericson, 
City Engineer. 



Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago, October 31, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
statement of the cost of repairs to the 
so-called Winterbotham building and 
water tunnel. Also statement of the 
additional amount required to complete 
the work. 

Yours truly, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Commissioner. 



'\ 



Department of Public Works, 
Chicago, October 31, 1904. 
Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works: 

Dear Sir — I beg to submit herewith 
the following report relative to work on 
the so-called Winterbotham Building, 
385-393 Fifth avenue, necessitated by the 
injury to the City water tunnel connect- 
ing the Peck court shaft with the Har- 
rison street pumping station: 

This .tunnel was constructed in 1888. 
About two years ago the building known 
as 385-387 Fifth avenue was constructed 
on a pile foundation. A number of the 



piles penetrated the tunnel, making sev- 
eral openings which gradually admitted 
the soil from above, causing a settle- 
ment of the building. About a year ago 
this settlement became so serious that 
the total collapse of the building was 
threatened. Arrangements were then 
made whereby new caisson foundations 
were to be built, the building in the 
meantime being supported on jack 
screws. This work was commenced in 
February of this year under the super- 
intendence of Mr. John H. Sutter, a civil 
engineer who was employed by the 
owner of the building. An agreement 
was entered into with the City of Chi- 
cago by action of the City Council 
whereby the City pays the cost of this 
work and in addition 10 per cent, to Mr. 
Sutter for engineering and superintend- 
ence, and in consideration obtains from 
the owner of the property a perpetual 
easement for the location of the tunnel 
under the premises. When I resumed 
my duties as City Engineer in the mid- 
dle of April this year the work had pro- 
gressed to some extent. At the present 
time there have been completed all of the 
ten caissons shown on plan for founda- 
tions to support the columns, rear, front, 
elevator and stairway shaft walls. 
These have been sunk to bed rock and 
concreted to grade. Large girders have 
been put in place complete and the con- 
crete protection around the same put in. 
The basement of the building (385- 
387) has been back-filled and graded with 
cinders for cement floor. About one-half 
of the concrete floor has been laid. A 
tunnel shaft had to be sunk in Sherman 
street and a connection made with the 
tunnel, as this was the only means 
whereby the water could be pumped out 
of the tunnel, which was necessary for 
two reasons, first, because several of fhe 
caissons, which were located close to the 
tunnel, filled with water from the tun- 
nel and no further work could be done 
on same until the water had been 
pumped out. Second, the tunnel had to 
be repaired, which, of course, could not 



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be done without first removing the water. 
The work of sinking this shaft in Sher- 
man street was charged up to the build- 
ing repairs. The whole rear wall of the 
building had to be torn out. The ma- 
sonry in this wall and in the elevator 
shaft has been rebuilt to the second 
story. Door and window frames have 
been placed as brick work progressed. 
Brick piers and walls in front of the 
building have been rebuilt complete, and 
window and door frames put in place. 
The shoring under the south wall of this 
building (385-387) has been removed and 
wall underpinned complete. The shor- 
ing throughout this same building has 
been partly removed. Two caissons for 
boiler foundations have been sunk to bed 
rock, concreted and steel put in place to 
support the boilers and boiler walls. 
Four caissons had to be placed under the 
party wall between 385-387 and 389-391. 
These caissons were sunk to hard pan, 
concreted and steel I beams set in place 
and wall underpinned complete. Col- 
umns and piers to the adjoining building 
(389-391) that have shown signs of set- 
tlement have been taken care of tempo- 
rarily by shoring, but no permanent 
work has been done on this old building. 
Walls, columns, piers, etc., are supported 
by temporary shoring. 

There remains yet the following work 
to be done on building 385-387: 

To build basement floor; to complete 
brick masonry in the rear and elevator 
shaft walls, putting in additional wm- 
dows, doors and stairways; replacing 
elevator and machinery; to rebuild curb 
and area walls in front of the building; 
to replace closets and plumbing, electric 
light wiring; to maintain shoring until 
brick work and other work is complete; 
the resetting of boilers if required. 

The following statement will show ex- 
penditures to date, distributed approx- 
imately among different classifications of 
work: 

Material, etc., for caissons, con- 
crete and girder protection. .$14,106.99 



Shoring (including labor in- 
cidental thereto) 16,422.75 

Labor ( excavation, concrete 

and caisson work) 26,942.13 

Wrecking (including all items 
incidental thereto) 5,165.67 

Shaft sunk in Sherman street 

and connection to tunnel... 7.647.88 

Rent retained by Troy Laundry 
Machinery Co. and reim- 
bursed to Mrs. Winter- 
botham 2,843.75 

Steel girders, beams, etc 10,735.79 

Reconstruction of masonry.... 116.44 

Engineering and superintend- 
ence 8,083.97 

Total expenditures to date, 
including all bills and 

payrolls paid $92,065.37 

Approximate estimate of cost to com- 
plete work: 
Basement floor, 385-387 Fifth 

avenue $ 1,500.00 

Masonry 3,500.00 

Curb and area walls o"00.00 

Plumbing 750.00 

Electric light wiring and mis- 
cellaneous expense 1,000.00 

Shoring 1,500.00 

Replacing elevator 500.00 

Resetting boiler plant 2,700.00 

Bills on hand (not yet paid).. 7,464.82 
Engineering and superintend- 
ence, 10 per cent 1,941.48 

Grand total $2 1,356.30 

Expenditures to date $92,065.37 

Approximate cost to complete. 21,356.30 
Rent retained for Sept., Oct. 

and Nov., 1904 1,218.75 



Approximate total cost. .$114,640.42 
To this amount should be added 
approximately (for city in- 
spection on work) 3,500.00 



$118,140.42 

Total, say $120,000.00 

Appropriated by the city 80,000.00 



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Additional appnopriation 

needed $ 40,000.00 

The Troy Laundry Machinery Co. are 
now vacating the premises, moving out 
bailers, machinery, etc. 

Yours respectfully, 

John Ericson, 
City Engineer. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was 
referred the claims of Alexander Lavin 
for refund of amusement license, Dr. 
Chas. J, Whalen for refund of dog license 
and B. L. Jones for refund of milk license 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the accompanying orders. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago,' in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Alexander Lavin 
for refund of amusement license, Dr. 
Chas. J. Whalen for refund of dog license, 
and B. L. Jones for refund of milk 
license, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg to report and recommend 
the passage of the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Alexander Lavin the sum of forty 
and twenty-five one-hundredths (40.25) 
dollars; same to be in full for claim for 
refund of unusued portion of. amusement 
license No. 168 issued September 22, 1903, 
and charge same to the Finance Com- 
mittee Fwnd, Appropriation Ordinance 
1904. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Dr. Chas. J. Whalen the sum of 
two ($2.00) dollars; same being refund 
of dog license taken out in duplicate tag 
Nos. 23607 and 22495, having been both 
obtained for the same dog, and charge 



same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
Appropriation Ordinance 1904. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to B. L. Jones the sum of ten 
($10.00) dollars; same being refund of 
amount paid for milk depot license No. 
1384, taken out through error instead of 
mJlk wagon license, and charge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, Appropria- 
tion Ordinance 1904. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the City Collector attached 
hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

ChoArman. 

ALSO 

The same Committee to whom was 
referred the claims of Alvina Greenberg, 
Anna Labow and C. R. Benkley for per- 
sonal injuries submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the accompany- 
ing orders. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Alvina Greenberg, 
Anna Labow and C. R. Benkley for per- 
sonal injuries, having had the same 
under advisement, beg to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and h,e is hereby authorized land direetedto 
pay to Alvina Greenberg the sum of one 
hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Alvina Greenberg on 
October 31, 1903, in front of 164 North 
Centre avenue, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, Appropriation 
Ordinance 1904. 



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Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized land directedto 
pay to Anna Labow the sum of twenty- 
five ^$25.00) dollars; same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an acci- 
dent to said Anna Labow on November 2, 
1903, at 415 Maxwell street, by reason 
of a defective sidewalk, and charge same 
to tne Finance Committee Fund, Appro- 
priation Ordinance 1904. 

Ordered^ That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized (and directedto 
pay to C. E,. Benkley the sum of fifty 
($50.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature aris- 
ing from or growing out of an accident 
to said C. R. Benkley on June 20, 1904, 
by reason of a defective sidewalk at 1384 
West North avenue, and c^ arge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, Appropria- 
tion Ordinance 1904. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of a sub-committee attached 
hereto and opinions by the City Attorney 
attached. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Ghainnan. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of James F. Scannell for 
compensation for personal injuries, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an lacoompanying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and publdshed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of James F. Scannell 
for compensation for personal injuries, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 



thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to James F. Scannell for the amount of 
time lost on account of injuries received 
March 19, 1904, and the Comptroller is 
directed to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, attached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Mrs. Mary Hine for 
compensation for personal injuries, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Mrs. Mary Hine 
for oompensation for personal injuries, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to allow a judgment to be taken against 
the City in favor of Mrs. Mary Hine in 
the amount of two hundred and fifty 
($250.00) dollars, same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an acci- 
dent to said Mrs. Mary Hine on Novem- 
ber 21, 1903, on south side of 63d street, 
near Jefferson avenue, by reason of de- 
fective sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of a sub-committee and 
opinion of the City Attorney attached 
hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claims of sundry persons for 
decrease of water taxes, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid, Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion -prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Edward T. 
Noonan, Vernon M. Lee, Victor Walstron 
and communication from Commissioner 
of Public Works requesting decrease to 
correct assessment at 48 West Madison 
street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to decrease water 
taxes assessed against the following per- 
sons upon property named, same to be in 
full of claims for decreases of taxes on 
the property named: 
Edward T. Noonan, 6814 S. Pau- 
lina street $24.00 

Vernon M. Lee, 814 61st street, all 
taxes assessed prior to May, 
1902, property being in use for 
poor families by Bureau of 
Charities. 
Victor Walstron, 140-4 Vedder 

street 98.90 

Owner 48 West Madison street assessed 
as 86 and 88 South Clinton street as fol- 
lows: 

86 South Clinton street $33.00 

88 South Clinton street 71.00 

This action is taken upon the several 
recommendations of a sub-committee at- 
tached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred sundry claims for rebate of wa- 
ter taxes, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying or- 
der. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Barber Asphalt 
Co., Henry Schoelkopf, M. Biortoli and 
Madlung, Eidmann & McCortney for re- 
bates of water taxes, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons in the 
amount set opposite their names, same 
to be in full of claims for rebates of wa- 
ter taxes on the properties named: 

Barber Asphalt Co., 1233-47 Pau- 
lina street $159.75 

Henry Schoelkopf, 100 West 

Jackson boulevard 18.00 

M. Bortoli, 2745 West Madison 

street 40.04 

Madlung, Eidmann & McCortney, 

6721 Throop street 1.12 

This action is taken upon the several 
xeoommendations of a sub-committee at- 
tached hereto. 

Frank I, Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of A. P. Fisher for 
compensation for damages to building at 
6937 Jackson Park avenue, submitted a 



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report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago,' in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of A. R. Fisher for 
compensation for damages to building 
at 6937 Jackson Park avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to A. R. Fisher in the sum of one hun- 
dred and twenty ($120.00) dollars; same 
to be in full of all claims of whatever 
kind or nature arising from or growing 
out of damages to building at 6937 
Jackson Park avenue by reason of the 
building of the intercepting sewer in 
said avenue, and the- Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from the ap- 
propriations for intercepting sewers. 

This action is taken upon the reports 
of the department attached hereto and 
the estimate of the City Architect also 
attached. 

Feank I. Bennett, 

Chair7nan. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of the Village of River- 
dale for repairs to bridge over the Calu- 
met River, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



was referred claim of the Village of 
Riverdale for repairs to bridge over Calu- 
met River, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to the Village of Riverdale in the sum 
of one hundred and two and ninety- six 
one hundredths ($102.96) dollars in pay- 
ment of repairs to bridge over Calumet 
River at Halsted street, in accordance 
with agreement made by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
appropriations for bridge repairs. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendations of the City Engineer and 
Commissioner of Public Works attached 
hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 
also. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Nicola De Paola for 
compensation for injuries received in in- 
tercepting sewers, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Nicola De Paola 
for compensation for injuries received in 
intercepting sewers, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to Nicola De Paola in the sum of eighteen 



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and twelve-one hundredths ($18.12) dol- 
lars, same to be in full of claims for in- 
juries received in intercepting sewer as 
per waiver attached, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from ap- 
propriation for intercepting sewers. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works attached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Fritz Ejoth for salary, 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Fritz Both for 
salary, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to draw a voucher for the sum of 
$55.91 in favor of Fritz Roth and charge 
said amount to Bridgetender's salary, 
Erie street bridge, for the month of July, 
1904, and the Comptroller is hereby ai- 
rected and authorized to pay said 
amount, in accordance with the recom- 
mendation of the City Engineer and 
Commissioner of Public Works which is 
attached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred amendment to water ordinance 
making water taxes a lien on real estate 
and claim of Edward Barry for rebate of 
water taxes (adverse recommendations 
by a sub-committee attached) ; order di- 



recting Finance Committee to issue quit- 
claim deed (Council order passed on 
same matter) ; claim of Mrs. S. C. Good- 
win for refund of license (adverse recom- 
mendation by the City Collector at- 
tached) ; claim of Thomas McCreevy for 
payment of election certificate (report of 
City Comptroller attached showing pay- 
ment already made) ; claim for refund of 
amusement license, M. H. Wager; claim 
of L. D. Nelson for damages to wagon; 
David Muir, Forest A. Barr, Henry Abt 
and Josephine Lutter for personal in- 
juries and Dennis Griffin for damage to 
horse and sleigh (adverse recommenda- 
tions by the City Attorney and a sub- 
committee attached) ; Frank Klafta for 
personal injuries (adverse recommenda- 
tion by a sub-committee attached), sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance in favor of the Printing Telegraph 
News Co., submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to investigate and regu- 
late telephone rates, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be referred 
to a Special Committee. 

Aid. Dever moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 28th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

Of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 



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trie Light, to whom was referred an or- 
der to regulate rates for telephone serv- 
ice, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the matter referred to said Commit- 
tee is so closely related to the several 
matters heretofore referred to the Fi- 
nance and Judiciary Committees, that it 
is impossible to consider either of the 
said matters independently of the others. 
The Committee therefore recommends 
that all matters relating to the Chicago 
Telephone Company be reierred to a 
Special Committee to be composed of the 
respective sub- committees of the Finance, 
Judiciary and Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light Committees having now under their 
consideration matters pertaining to the 
Chicago Telephone Company. 

William E. Deveb, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred an 
ordinance in favor of H. D. Fulton for a 
switch track, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 28th, 1904. 
Tx) the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
ordinance H. D. Fulton to lay switch 
track, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the ordinance do pass. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and they hereby are given and 



granted to H. D. Fulton to lay down, 
construct, maintain and operate a single 
railroad switch track connecting with the 
Englewood Connecting Railway of the 
Pittsburg, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. 
Louis Railway at a point therein between 
Paulina street and the alley immediately 
east of said street, and extending in a 
northeasterly direction one hundred and 
ninety (190) feet to the north line of the 
right of way of said connecting railway, 
twenty-six (26) feet west of the east line 
of Marshfield avenue, and thence running 
in Marshfield avenue and crossing the 
east line thereof about ten (10) feet 
north of the right of way of said connect- 
ing railway; thence running in an east- 
erly direction through Lots eleven (11) 
and ten (10) lying immediately north of 
the right of way of said connecting rail- 
way and terminating at the west line 
of Ashland avenue in said Lot ten (10). 

Section 2. That the permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and the 
lordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or appeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said switch track in good condition 
and repair, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights 
and privileges herein granted, by ex- 
piration of time or otherwise, said 
grantee shall remove said switch track 
and all the appurtenances thereto and 
shall forthwith restore said street oc- 
cupied by said switch track to a condi- 
tion similar to the remaining portion of 
the street in the same block. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all the ex- 
isting ordinances of the City of Chicago 



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now in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railway tracks ; and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the 
■satisfaction lof the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. No work shall be done in 
and about the construction of the work 
herein authorized until a permit author- 
izing the beginning of such work shall 
first have been issued by the Commission- 
er of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said H. D. 
Fulton shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of fifty dollars per annum in ad- 
vance, each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authoirity 
herein granted, the said grantee shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of $10,000, with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance; 
and conditioned further to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all loss, damage, ex- 
pense, cost or liability of any kind what- 
soever that may be suffered by , it, the 
said City of Chicago, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to, or recovered 
from said city from or by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordinance 
or from or by reason or on account of any 
act OT thing done by said grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein given, 
and conditioned to comply with all tne 
terms and conditions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this oxdinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 



the privileges herein granted shall tliere- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon filing of an acceptance 
in writing of said ordinance by said 
grantee and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for. 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred an ordinance vacating part of 
4:9th street, between Washington and Lake 
avenues in Block 5 of Hyde Park, sub- 
mitted a report reoommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 28th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred or- 
dinance vacating part of 49th street, be- 
tween Washingtion and Lake avenues, in 
Block 5 of Hyde Park, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating a portion of Forty-ninth street. 
Whereas, Mrs. T. B. Blackstone has 
recently erected for public use a hand- 
some library building, which is located 
on Lot one ( 1 ) in Block five ( 5 ) of Hyde 
Park, being a subdivision of the east 
half (E. %) of the southeast quarter 
(S. E. 14), and the east half (E. 1/2) of 
the northeast fractional quarter (i^) of 
Section eleven (11), Township thirty- 
eight (38), Range fourteen (14), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook 
County, Hlinois; and, 

Whereas, The grounds surrounding 
I the said library building are not thought 



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large enough to be suitable to said build- 
ing, and the only means for enlarging 
the same would be by vacating that por- 
tion of Forty-ninth street adjoining said 
Lot one ( 1) ; and, 

Whereas, A petition signed by a large 
number of property owners in the vicin- 
ity of said library building, praying for 
the vacation of said part of said Forty- 
ninth street ha's been presented to the 
City Council; now, therefore. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that part of Forty- 
ninth street lying between the east line 
of Washington avenue and the west line 
of Lake avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
as shown in red on the plat which is at- 
tached hereto and made a part hereof, be, 
and the same is hereby vacated; pro- 
vided, however, and it is hereby made an 
express condition of this ordinance that 
said portion of said street so vacated 
shall be thereafter used exclusively as a 
part of a small public park, which park 
shall comprise a triangular piece of 
ground bounded on the south by the 
north line of Lot one (1) in Block five 
(5) of Hyde Park, being a subdivision 
of the east half (E. 14) of the southeast 
quarter (S. E. %^), and the east half 
(E. 14) of the northeast fractional quar- 
ter (14) of Section eleven (11), Town- 
ship thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
fourteen ( 14 ) , east of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois, 
and on the east and west by the east line 
of Washington avenue and the west line 
of Lake avenue produced northward to 
the point of intersection; and should the 
said part of said street ever be used or 
attempted to be used for any other pur- 
pose, then this ordinance shall imme- 
diately become null and void, and the 
said part of said street thereupon imme- 
diately again become a public street of 
the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
fered a resolution to create a park, to be 
known as Blackstone Park, submitted a 
report recommending the adoption -of the 
resolution. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 28th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
resolution to create a park to be known 
as Blaekstone Park, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the adoption of the reso- 
lution. 

Whereas, Mrs. T. B. Blackstone, 
through her public-spirit and generosity, 
has presented to the City of Chicago a 
beautiful and expensive library building, 
known as the Blackstone Memorial 
Library Building, situated between Lake 
avenue and Washington avenue, near 
49th street; therefore. 

Resolved, That the Special Park Com- 
mission of the City of Chicago be and is 
hereby requested to take such steps as 
may be necessary to create and beautify 
a small public park, to be known as 
"Blackstone Park," out of all of the por- 
tion of land lying north and abutting on 
Lot 1, Block 5, of Hj^de Park, being a 
Subdivision of the E. 1/2 of the S. E. l^ 
and the E. 1/2 of the N. E. fractional 14 
of Section 11, Township 38 and Range 14, 
and between the east line of Washington 
avenue and the west line of Lake avenue 
produced northward to the point of in- 
tersection. 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to permit McGuire & 
Cobb to erect a bridge connecting the 
Warner Hotel with building across al- 
ley, submitted a report ,reoommending 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 28th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
order McCuire & Cobb permit to erect a 
bridge connecting the Warner Hotel with 
building across alley, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance : 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
to McGuire & Cobb, their successors and 
assigns, to construct and maintain a cov- 
ered passageway or bridge across the al- 
ley running east and west between Thir- 
ty-third street and Groveland Park, and 
connecting the buildings at the third 
story thereof, situated at the southeast 
corner of Thirty-third and Cottage Grove 
avenue, and at the northwest corner of 
Groveland Park and Cottage Grove ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago; Provided, 
that such covered bridge or passageway 
shall be used exclusively as a passage- 
way between said buildings, not lower 
than the third story thereof, and shall 
not be more than a single story in height., 
and npt more than five feet in width; 
said covered bridge or passageway shall 
be built of incombustible material, and 
the construction thereof shall be in eor5- 



pliance with the Building ordinances and 
Fire ordinances of the City of Chicago, 
and shall be to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Buildings and. the Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The said McGuire & Cobb, 
their successors and assigns, shall pay 
until these privileges are revoked, or 
their termination by lapse of time, be- 
ginning with the first day of December, 
1904, to the City of Chicago, the sum of 
twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per annum, 
payable annually in advance on the first 
day of December, in each year, for the 
privileges herein granted, and shall file 
with the City Clerk of the City of Chi- 
cago before commencing the construc- 
tion of said covered bridge or passage- 
way, its acceptance of the conditions of 
this ordinance; and shall thereupon en- 
ter into a bond with the City of Chicago, 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, in the penal sum of five thousand 
($5,000.00) dollars, conditioned for them- 
selves and their successors or assigns, 
to save the City of Chicago harmless 
from the privileges herein granted, or by 
reason of the maintenance of said cov- 
ered bridge or passageway, or in con- 
sequence of any act of said McGuire & 
Cobb, or their successors and assigns, or 
by any of their agents or servants done 
or sufi'ered to be done in the construction 
or maintenance of said covered bridge 
or passageway. 

Section 3. The privileges herein 
granted shall expire at the termination 
of ten (10) years from and after the first 
day of December, 1904, and shall be ter- 
minable at any time at the discretion of 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago, an3 
thereupon said McGuire & Cobb, their 
successors* or assigns, shall forthwith re- 
move said covered bridge or passageway 
at their own expense, and without any 
cost to the City of Chicago, so as to com- 
pletely remove said covered bridge or 
passageway as an obstruction in or over 
said alley. Said covered bridge or pas- 
sageway shall be built in accordance 



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with the specifications prescribed by the 
Comniissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage and the 
filing of said bond and acceptance within 
sixty days hereof. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley 
lying south of Lots 5 to 20, both in- 
clusive, and north of Lots 4, 2, 3 and 21, 
in Burnside Add,, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accom- 
panying substitute ordinance. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred or- 
dinance vacating alley lying south of Lots 
5 to 20, both inclusive, and north of Lots 
4, 2, 3 and 21, in Burnside Add., having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following ordinance: 

AN OKDINANCE 

Vacating the sixteen (16) foot blind al- 
ley running west from Drexel avenue 
to the Illinois Central Railway Oom- 
'pany's right of way, and lying south 
of Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 and north of 
Lots 4, 2, 3 and 21, all in the S. W. 1/4 
of the S. W. 14 of Section two (2), 
Township thirty-seven (37) North 
Range fourteen (14), Eaat of the 
Third Principal Meridian, all in Burn- 
side Addition, Cook County, Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the sixteen (16) foot 

blind alley running west from Drexel 

avenue to the Illinois Central Railway 



Company's right of way, and lying south i 
of Lots 5, 6 , 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, i 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, and north of \ 
Lots 4, 2, 3, and 21, all in the S. W. 14 ; 
of the S. W. 14 of Section t\vo ( 2 ) , Town- J 
ship thirty-seven ( 37 ) iSTorth, Range four- ] 
teen (14), East of the Third Principal ; 
Meridian, all in Burnside Addition, j 
Cook County, Illinois, as shown on that j 
portion of the plat colored yellow and \ 
hereto attached and made a part hereof, 1 
be and the same hereby is vacated. 
Provided, however, that the City of Chi- \ 
cago hereby reserves the right to main- j 
tain any sewer, water pipe or other ' 
municipal structure that may be under- 1 
neath the surface of said alley, and the 
right to go upon said strip of land \ 
hereby vacated for the purpose of repair- | 
ing any sewer, water pipe or other \ 
municipal structure that may be under j 
the surface of the same, to the same ex- j 
tent that the said City of Chicago might i 
heretofore have done and I 

Provided, further, that this ordinance j 

shall not take effect, not shall the vaca- | 

tion herein provided for be effective, un- ' 

less within thirty (30) days after the \ 

passage of this ordinance. The Calumet | 
Electric Street Railway Company shall 

pay to the City Comptroller of the City ; 
of Chicago the sum of two hundred 
($200) dollars as a compensation for the 
alley so vacated; and shall also 

file for record in the office of the Re- ' 

eorder of Deeds of Cook County, a pl'it ' 

showing the alley so vacated. j 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take | 

effect and be in force from and after its ] 

passage and approval, subject to the J 

provisions of Section one ( 1 ) hereto. ^ 

Linn H. Young, j 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance permitting the Illi- 
nois Maintenance Co. to lay a steam 
pipe across Randolph street, submitted 



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a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying substitute ordinance. 

AM. Young moved that the report he 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 31, 1904. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
fered ordinance granting Illinois Main- 
tenance Co. right to crioss Randolph 
street with a steam pipe, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted and given unto Illinois Main- 
tenance Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, to lay down, main- 
tain and operate a wrought iron pipe or 
conduit across and underneath the sur- 
face of Randolph street, from a point in 
the north and south alley between State 
street and Wabash avenue, upon which 
the Masonic Temple Building abuts, 
south across Randolph street to connect 
with the building of Marshall Field and 
Company, the said pipe or conduit shall 
not exceed six (6) inches in internal 
diameter, and shall be used solely for the 
purpose of conveying steam from the 
steam plant of the Masonic Temple 
Building to the building of Marshall 
Field and Company, for heat and power 
purposes, and also one wrought iron re- 
turn pipe or conduit not to exceed three 
(3) inches in internal diameter. Said 
pipes or conduits shall be laid and lo- 
cated in aooordance with the blueprint 
hereto attached and which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part hereof 
and to which express reference is had, 
And the construction and operation of 
same shall be under the direction and 



supervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted and given shall 
cease and determine two (2) years from 
and after the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto, at the di- 
rection of the Mayor. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the pipes or con- 
duits herein authorized shall be removed 
by the grantee, its successors or assigns, 
unless this ordinance shall be renewed, 
and if so removed, said street and alley 
s|;Lall be restored to their proper condi- 
tion, to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, so that the por- 
tion of said street and alley where said 
pipes or conduits had been located, shall 
be put in the same condition and safe for 
public travel as the remaining portion 
of said street and said alley in the same 
block, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, and without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever to the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 4. The grantee herein, its 
successors and assigns, shall pay as com- 
pensation for the privileges herein grant- 
ed, the sum of one hundred ($100) dol- 
lars per annum during the life of this 
ordinance; the first payment shall be 
made at the time of the filing of the ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance, and each suc- 
ceeding payment annually therafter„and 
all payments shall be made at the office 
of the Comptroller of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 5. No work shall be done un- 
der authority of this ordinance until a 
permit authorizing same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and suflBcient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000.00) with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
said City of Chicago from any and all 



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liability, cost, damage, or expense, of 
any kind whatsoever, whicli may be suf- 
fered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said city from or 
by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason of any act 
or thing done under or by authority of 
the permission herein given, and condi- 
tioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance; said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance, said bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges and authority herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 6. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein, its successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
surface of the street and alley over said 
pipes or conduits in a condition satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works and safe for public travel. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by said grantee, said acceptance to be 
filed with the City of Chicago, within 
thirty days from the passage of this or- 
dinj^nce, and the filing of the bond here- 
inabove provided for. 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance in favor of the Madi- 
son Building Co, for doors in sidewa^lk 
at Madison and State streets, submitted 
a report recommending the pasisage of 
an accompanying substitute ordinance. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 28th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was se- 
f erred ordinance, Madison Building Co. 
permit for doors in sidewalk at Madison 
and State streets, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting permission to the Madison 
Building Company to maintain a Pris- 
matic Light Section and Doors in the 
sidewalks at the southwest corner of 
Madison and State streets and coal 
hole openings in the alley in the rear 
thereof. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted unto the Madison Building 
Company, its su-ccessors and assigns to 
construct and maintain in the sidewalk 
at No. 130 State street a prismatic light 
section four (4) by five (5) feet in area, 
to be on the same level and incorporated 
into said sidewalk. 

Also to construct and maintain in the 
sidewalk at No. 70 Madison street one 
pair of double doors,eight ( 8 ) feet b}^ eight 
(8) feet in area, constructed of cement 
in iron frames for the operation of a 
side- walk elevator to be used only in the 
emergency of installing machinery, and 
one pair of double iron doors six (6) 
feet by six ( 6 ) feet in area for the opera- 
tion of a sidewalk hoist, the same to be 
on a level with and incorporated into 
said sidewalk. 

Also to construct and maintain in the 
alley in the rear of said premises two 
(2) openings to be used as coal holes, 
each three (3) feet by three (3) feet in 
size to be covered with iron gratings. 
Said prismatic light section, said doors 



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and said openings for coal boles shall be 
constructed according to plans approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
aaid plans shall be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said prismatic light section, 
said doors and said openings for ooal 
holes shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the passage 'of this ordinance, or at any 
time prior thereto at the discretion of 
the Mayor. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the said prismatic 
light section, said doors and said open- 
ings for coal holes herein authorized 
shall be removed by said grantee, its 
successors or assigns, unless this ordi- 
nance shall be renewed, and if so re- 
moved the said portions of said side- 
walks and said alley shall be restored to 
a good condition, satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works, at the 
sole expense of the grantee herein, its 
successors or assigns and without cost 
or expense of any kind whatsoever to 
the said City of Chicago, so that the por- 
tions of said sidewalks where said pris- 
matic light section and said iron doors 
had been located, and the portion of said 
alley where said openings for coal holes 
had been located, shall be put in the 
same condition safe for public travel as 
other portions of said sidewalks and said 
alley in the same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 



demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever which may be suffered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which it may be 
put to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city, 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein given; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform, 
all and singular, the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges and authority herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein, its succes- 
sors and assigns, shall at all times keep 
the sidewalks in which said prismatic 
light section and said doors are con- 
structed and the portion of the alley in 
which said coal holes are constructed 
in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of 
Chicago, now or* hereafter in force, per- 
taining to and regulating the use of 
space underneath public sidewalks, and 
if compensation is required by any such 
ordinance to be paid to the City of Chi- 
cago for such use, the grantee herein, its 
successors and assigns, shall pay such 
compensation as is prescribed by any 
such ordinance. 

In the meantime the said Madison 
Building Company shall pay to the 
Comproller of the City of Chicago as 
compensation for the privileges herein 
granted the sum of fifty ($50) dollars 
per annum during the time said side- 



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walk elevator and said sidewalk hoist 
shall be maintained, the first payment to 
be made when this ordinance shall be ac- 
cepted, and a similar payment to be made 
upon the same date in each subsequent 
year. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ao- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance by 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein required. 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from S. C. 
Dooley in re. renting space at Madison 
and Market streets; ordinance, Edward 
Hillman for bay window, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVI- 
SION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred an 
ordinance permitting the Featherstone 
Eoundry Co. to lay a switch track, sub- 
mitted a report recomitiending the pas- 
sage of the (same. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred ordinance, Featherstone Foundry 
Co. to lay switch track, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 



port and recommend that the ordinance 

do pass. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to the Featherstone Foundry 
and Machine Company, a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to lay down, con- 
struct, maintain and operate a single 
railroad switch track in Front street, be- 
tween the west line of Dix street and the 
west line of Halsted street, and connect- 
ing with the tracks of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railroad Company, sub- 
stantially as shown on the plat hereto 
attached and marked "Exhibit A," and 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. Permission and authority 
are also hereby granted to said Feather- 
stone Foundry and Machine Company, its 
successors and assigns, to use and keep 
for the purpose of their business con- 
ducted on Lots one to ten, both inclusive, 
in Block 1, of Wight's Addition to Chi- 
cago, being a subdivision of part of the 
east half of the southeast quarter of Sec- 
tion 5, Township 39 North, Range 14, that 
portion of said Front street lying north 
of the switch track authorized by Sec- 
tion 1 hereof, and east of the fence now 
located on Dix street (said fence being 
approximately twenty-two (22) feet 
west of the west line of said Lot ten 
(10) and shown in red lines on the plat 
hereto attached), and the west line of 
Halsted street, and also that portion of 
Dix street lying north of said switch 
track, east of said fence and south of 
the northwest line of said Lot ten (10), 
extended southwest a distance of ap- 
proximately thirty-five (35) feet, all as 
shown on the said plat hereto attached. 

Section 3. The permission and au- 
thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten years from and after the 
passage of this ordinance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall at 
any time before the expiration thereof 
be subject to modification, amendment or 



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repeal, and in case of repeal all privi- 
leges hereby granted shall cease and de- 
termine. 

Section 5. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted said switch track 
and all buildings, fences and obstruc- 
tions that may have been maintained by 
said grantee on said portions of Front 
and Dix streets shall be removed unless 
this ordinance shall be renewed, and if 
so removed said streets shall be restored 
to a good condition, safe for pubic 
travel, and satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, at the sole ex- 
pense of the grantee herein, and without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted are subject to all general 
ordinances concerning 1-ailroads now in 
force, or that may hereafter be in force. 

Section 7. Said grantee shall at any 
time, upon notice from the Department 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
remove, change and relocate said switch 
track, or any buildings, fences or other 
obstructions that may be maintained by 
said grantee on said streets, which may be 
in the, way of or interfere with the con- 
struction of any structure or undertak- 
ing on the part of the city, and in the 
event of the failure, neglect or refusal 
on the part of the grantee herein, its 
successors or assigns, to forthwith com- 
ply with said notice from the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, or any duly au- 
thorized officer or agent of the City of 
Chicago, the City of Chicago may, in 
such event, proceed forthwith to remove 
said switch track or any buildings, 
ienees or other obstructions that may be 
m.aintained on said streets, or either of 
them, as it may deem necessary, and 
charge the expense of such removal to 
the grantee herein, its successors or as- 
signs. 

Section 8. In consideration of the 
permission and authority herein grant- 
ed, and as compensation therefor, the 
grantee herein, its successors and as- 



signs, shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of $510.00 annually, in advance, 
for each and every year during the life 
of this ordinance and while the privi- 
leges herein authorized are being en- 
joyed, the first payment to be made at 
the time of the filing of the acceptance 
of this ordinance, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter, and all 
payments shall be made at the office of 
the Comptroller of the City of Chicago. 

Section 9. No work shall be done un- 
der authority of this ordinance until a 
permit authorizing the same shall be is- 
sued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until 
the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage and expense of any 
kind whatsoever, which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason of any act or thing done, under or 
by authority of the permission herein 
given, and conditioned further to ob- 
serve and perform all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance. Said bond and the liability 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if, at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance, such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 10. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by the said grantee, and the filing of the 
bond hereinbefore provided for. 

J. E. Scully, 

Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order permitting E.. Lowen- 
thal to lay a switch track, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in Coimcil Assembled: 
. Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred order E. Lowenthal, switch track 
S. W. 'Cor. Sangamon and 20th streets, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of tho 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1, That permission and au- 
thority be and they hereby are given and 
granted to Eichard Lowenthal to lay 
■down, construct, maintain and operate 
a single railroad switch track connect- 
ing with the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Eailway-on Sangamon street, at 
a point thereon about twenty feet south 
of the first alley north of Twentieth 
street, and running in a southwesterly 
direction along said Sangamon street, 
across said Twentieth street, and inter- 
secting the west line of said Sangamon 
street at a point about fifteen feet south 
of said Twentieth street, thence in a 
southwesterly and westerly direction 
over private property, to a point near 
the east line of Morgan street, sub- 
stantially as shown in yellow on the 
blue print which is attached hereto and 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. That the permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and the 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifica- 



tion, amendment or repeal, and in ease 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said switch track in good condition 
and repair, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights 
and privileges herein granted, by expira- 
tion of time or otherwise, said grantee 
shall remove said switch track and all 
the appurtenances thereto and shall 
forthwith restore said street occupied by 
said switch track to a condition similar 
to the remaining portion of the street in 
the same blocks. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the sw'itch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all the ex- 
isting ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railway tracks; 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. No work shall 
be done in and about the construction of 
the work herein authorized until a per- 
mit authorizing the beginning of such 
work shall first have been issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 5, In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said Eich- 
ard Lowenthal shall pay to the City of 
Chicago the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars 
per annum in advance each and every 
year during the life of this ordinance, 
the first payment to be made as of the 
date of the passage of this ordinance 
and ea'ch succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted the said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of $10,000, with sureties to be 



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approved by the Mayor, conditioned up- 
on the faithful observance and perfor- 
mance of all and singular the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, s<ave 
and keep harmless the City of Chicago 
from any and all loss, damage, expense, 
cost or liability of any kind whatsoever 
that may be suffered by it, the said City 
of Chicago, or which may accrue against 
be charged to or recovered from said 
city from or by reason or on account of 
the passage of this ordinance or from or 
by reason or on account of any act or 
thing done by said grantee herein by vir- 
tue of the authority herein given and 
conditioned to comply with all the terms 
and conditions of this ordinance. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be in full 
force then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, and upon the fil- 
ing of an acceptance in writing of said 
ordinance by said grantee and the filing 
of the bond herein provided for. 

J. E. Scully, 

Ghai/rman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating an alley 
adjoining Lot 18, Block 2, in Rockwell's 
Add,, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the same. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
■deferred and published. 

fThe motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
Chicago, October 31, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago^ in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was re- 



ferred ordinance vacating alley. Lot 18, 
Block 2, in Rockwell's Add., having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the ordi- 
nance do pasis. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the vacation and dedica- 
tion of certain alleys in the block 
bounded by West Adams and Rockwell 
streets. West Jackson boulevard and 
Washtenaw avenue. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
• the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that part of the pub- 
lic alley running east and west through 
Lot Eighteen (18) in Block Two (2) in 
Rockwell's Addition to Chicago, in the 
northeast quarter (N. E. 14) of Section 
Fifteen (15), TowLshij) Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Thirteen (13), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook 
County, Illinois, be and the same is here- 
by vacated; provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not take effect, nor shall 
the vacation herein provided for become 
effective until there shall have been dedi- 
cated as a public alley, and opened to 
public use as such, the west twelve (12) 
feet of Lot Five (5) in W. H. Haase's 
Subdivision of Lot Fifteen (15) in said 
Block Two (2) of Rockwell's Addition 
to Chicago; nor unless within thirty 
days from the passage of this ordinance 
there shall have been executed and ac- 
knowledged and filed for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a plat showing said va- 
cated alley, and said strip of land to be 
dedicated as a public alley in the office 
of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook Coun- 
ty, Illinois, by Stephen B. Jones, owner 
of said property, a deed conveying to the 
City of Chicago for the use aforesaid the 
said west twelve ( 12 ) feet of said Lot 5 ; 
which said alleys so vacated and so to 
be dedicated are substantially as shown 
on a plat thereof which is attached here- 
to and made a part of this ordinance; 
the alley vacated being shown on the 



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said plat in red, and the alley to be dedi- 
cated being shown thereon in yellow. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval subject to the pro- 
visions of Section 1 hereof. 

J. E. Scully, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order on the Commissioner of 
Public Works to stop the laying of 
tracks by the Illinois Northern R. R. 
Co. across Sacramento avenue, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of 
the same. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred order, Illinois Northern R. R. Co. 
to stop laying of tracks across Sacra- 
mento avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the order do pass. 

Whereas, The Illinois Northern Rail- 
road Company has constructed a certain 
railroad track over and across a certain 
street called Sacramento avenue, near 
and immediately south of 26th street, in 
the City of Chicago, without apparent 
permit or authority from the said City 
of Chicago; and. 

Whereas, The said Illinois Northern 
Railroad Company is about to construct 
further tracks over and across other 
(Streets of the City of Chicago along and 
parallel with their present right of way 
west of said Sacramento avenue; and, 

Whereas, The residents living along 
and adjacent thereto are objecting to 
said tracks that it would be to their 
detriment; therefore, be it 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to forthwith stop the construc- 
tion of any and all railroad tracks across 
said streets, and also cause to be re- 
moved that portion of the tracks con- 
structed over and across said Sacra- 
mento avenue by said Illinois Northern 
Railroad Company without permit or 
authority. 

J. E. Scully, 

Chairm^an. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred ordinance. Owners' Terminal 
Railroad Co., ordinance North Branch 
Terminal Railroad Co., ordinance for va- 
cating West 17th street and north and 
south alley Block 1, Walker's Douglas 
Add.; order, C. & N. W. Ry. in re. oc- 
cupation of 15th place; order to make 
survey and. plat of 15th place, between 
Canal and Jefferson streets ; 'order C. & 
N. W. Ry. to remove tracks on Front 
street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



BUIDDING DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred an order to 
permit Vinze Frazulo to erect a shed, 
submitted a report recommending that 
the same be passed. 

Aid. Harkin moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 27th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred order, Vinze 
Frazulo, permit to erect a shed, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 



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leave to report and recommend that the 
order do pass. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to Vinze Frazulo to 
erect a coal shed eight feet high,eighteen 
feet long, and five feet wide on his lot 
at 2811 Went worth avenue. 

D. V. Harkin, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to permit the Western 
Fuel Co, to construct ooal pockets, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed. 

Aid. Harkin moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 27th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago^ in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred order, West- 
ern Fuel Co. to construct ooal pockets, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the order do pass. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to grant a permit to the Western 
Fuel Co. to 'construct in their yards at 
Adams and Rockwell streets ooal pockets 
as per appended plan. 

D. V. Harkin, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was 
referred petition, Farber & Wittenberg 
to use building for living apartments; 
order, Dr. John Hollison, permit to build 
frame barn; order, Jacob Jaros, permit 
to raise frame cottage; order, Mrs. 
Josephine Palt, permit for a bay win- 
dow; order, John Corda, permit to com- 
plete addition to building; petition and 



order, Borden Condensed Milk Co., per- 
mit to enclose shed, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Harkin moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



HARBORS, WHARVES AND 
BRIDGES. 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges, to whom was referred a re- 
quest for vacation of Water Street, Post 
street and Levee street for the United 
States Cover nment, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying ordinance. 

Aid. Leachman moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 26th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges, to whom was referred re- 
quest for vacation of Water street. Post 
street and Levee street by United States 
G-overnment, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating portions of Water street. Post 

street and Levee street, and a certain 

alley. 

Whereas, The United States has ac- 
quired Blocks ten (10), ten and one-half 
(101/2) and eleven (11) in the Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of Section twenty- 
nine (29), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, in Cook Coun- 
ty, Illinois, which said land is proposed 
to be excavated for the purpose of a 
turning basin in the Chicago River ; and, 

Whereas, The United States has re- 



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quested the vacation of the streets and 
alleys lying in said blocks for the same 
purpose; therefore, 
Be it ordai/Ked by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all those parts of 
Water street, Post street and Levee 
street lying east of Ashland avenue, and 
between the west and south forks of the 
south branch of the Chicago River and 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal; also 
that part lying between Ashland avenue 
and Water street of the first alley north- 
west of and parallel with Levee street, 
all in the City of Chicago, be and the 
same are hereby vacated; provided, how- 
ever, that this vacation is upon the ex- 
press condition that within two years 
from the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance the United States will excavate 
said parts of said streets and alley, to- 
gether with adjacent ground owned by 
the United States for the purpose of a 
turning basin in the Chicago River, and 
that they shall never be used for any 
other purpose; and, provided further, 
that should said parts of said streets 
and alley ever be used or attempted to 
be used for any other purpose, then this 
vacation shall immediately become null 
and void and of no effect, and the said 
parts of said streets and alleys shall 
thereupon immediately revert to the 
City of Chicago for the purpose of public 
streets and alley; which said parts of 
said streets and alley 'so vacated are 
substantially as shown within the red 
lines on the plat which is hereto at- 
tached and made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall tak^ 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided, that 
within sixty (60) days from the date of 
its passage there shall be filed by the 
United States for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Cook County, Illinois, 
a plat showing the parts of streets and 
alley so vacated. 

Silas F. Leachman, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred communication in re. expense of 
maintaining La Salle street foot tunnel; 
order to investigate conduct of work, on 
East Division street and 95th street 
bridges; order, Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges to investigate and 
report to Council on lowering of tunnels ; 
order, Dupont Powder Co. to fill Dupont 
Slip north of 22d street, between Halsted 
and Union streets, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Leachman moved to concur in 
the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Health Department, 
to whom .was referred a communication 
in relation to amending ordinance con- 
cerning dogs used by Medical colleges 
for .scientific purposes, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying ordinance. 

Aid. Dougherty moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 27th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred communica- 
tion in re. amending ordinance concern- 
ing dogs used by medical colleges, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 548, 554 
and 559 of Chapter XXL of the Revised 
Code of Chicago, passed April 8th, 1897, 
and approved April 9th, 1897, as amend- 
ed July 14th, 1904, and July 18th, 1904, 



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and 1904, be and the same are 

hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 

"Section 548. Every owner of, or per- 
son who harbors or keeps, a dog within 
the limits of this city, except dogs kept 
by a regularly chartered medical college, 
to be used for scientific purposes, shall 
report to the City CoUectior annually, 
within thirty days after the first day of 
May in each year, his or her name and 
address, and shall give the name, breed, 
color and sex of each and every dog 
owned or kept by such person, and shall 
pay to such officer the sum of two dol- 
lars for each and every dog, and cause 
such dog or dogs to be registered for 
license in the office of the City Clerk, 
who shall furnish the owner or keeper 
of the same with a license tag." 

"Section 554. For every dog taken up 
and confined in the dog pound, as pro- 
vided in this ordinance, a redemption 
fee of three dollars, together with the 
amount of the unpaid license tax, if any, 
shall be paid to the City Collector for 
the use of the city; and upon procuring 
the certificate of the City Collector stat- 
ing that said amount has been paid and 
paying to the pound master for taking 
up such dog the further sum of fifty 
cents, and the cost of keeping such dog, 
not to exceed twenty-five cents per day, 
and cost of advertising, if any, as herein- 
after provided, the owner or keeper 
thereof, within five days after the im- 
pounding, or any other person, after five 
days, shall be entitled to redeem such 
dog, and if such dog shall not be re- 
deemed within five days after being 
taken up, such dog shall be destroyed 
by the pound-keeper, except that at the 
expiration of the five days allowed for 
the redemption of impounded dogs, the 
pound-master shall advertise immediate- 
ly in a daily newispaper of general cir- 
culation in this city, all unredeemed li- 
censed dogs, if known or identified as 
such, and if such dogs be not redeemed 
at the expiration of the fifth day after 



such advertising, they shall then be 
deistroyed or delivered, on demand, to 
the regularly chartered medical colleges 
of the City of Chicago, in numbers pro- 
portioned to the number of students in 
attendance at the preceding regular an- 
nual session; provided, however, the 
Mayor may, in his discretion, release 
any such dog, without the payment of 
the redemption fee." 

"Section 559. No person shall keep, 
or allow to be kept, upon the premises 
occupied or used by him within the City 
of Chicago, more than six dogs at any 
one time, and for any person or persons 
to keep or use any yard, pen, place or 
premises within the City of Chicago in 
or upon which more than six dogs shall 
be found or kept at any one time, shall 
constitute, and is hereby declared to be 
a nuisance, and any person or persons 
creating or permitting such nuisance to 
exist having the right or power to abate 
the same, shall be subject to a fine of 
not less than twenty-five dollars, and 
not exceeding one hundred dollars, in 
every case, and to a like fine for every 
day he or they shall neglect to abate 
such nuisance, when notified by the Com- 
missioner of health to abate the same: 
Provided, however, that this section shall 
in no wise affect or apply to members 
of kennel clubs who are breeders of reg- 
istered or imported dogs registered with 
kennel clulbs incorporated under the laws 
of this state, or to regularly chartered 
medical colleges in good standing with 
the Illinois State Board of Health." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

M. D. Dougherty, 

Chairman. 



COMPENSATION. 

The. Committee on Compensation, to 
whom was referred an ordinance permit- 
ting G. D. Searle to lay a pipe across an 



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alley, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the same. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett. Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reiriberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon^ — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby grant- 
ed to G. D. Searle, his successors and as- 
signs, to lay down, maintain and operate 
a pipe 'or 'conduit in and across the alley 
running east and west between Ohio and 
Indiana streets, east of Franklin street, 
and connecting the buildings known as 
number 128 East Ohio street and number 
125 East Indiana street; said pipe or 
conduit shall not exceed one inch in ex- 
ternal diameter, and shall be used only 
for conveying steam for heating pur- 
poses. The location of said pipe or con- 
duit and the construction and operation 
of same shall be under the direction and 
supervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 



thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten years from and after the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto, at the discretion of the 

Mayor. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the pipe or conduit 
herein authorized shall be removed by 
the grantee, his successors or assigns, un- 
less this ordinance shall be renewed, and 
if so removed, said alley shall be re- 
stored to its proper condition, to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, 'SO that the portion of said al- 
ley where said pipe or conduit had been 
located, shall be put in the same con- 
dition and safe for public travel as the 
remaining portion of said alley in the 
same block, at the sole expense of the 
grantee herein, and without cost or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever to the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 4. The grantee herein, his 
successors and assigns, shall pay as 
compensation for the privileges herein 
granted, the sum of ten ($10.00) dollars 
per annum during the life of this ordi- 
nance; the first payment shall be made 
at the time of the filing of the accept- 
ance of this ordinance, and each succeed- 
ing paym.ent annually thereafter, and all 
payments shall be made at the office of 
the Comptroller of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000.00) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
said Citj^ of Chicago from any and all 
liability, cost, damage or expense, of any 
kind whatsoever, which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to or which may accrue 
against, be charged to, or recovered from 



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said city from or by reason of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or 
by authority of the permisision herein 
given, and conditioned further to observe 
and perform all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance; 
said bond and the liaibility of the sureties 
thereunder shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nanc, said bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges and authority herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein, his suc- 
cessors and .assigns, shall at all times 
keep the surface of the alley over said 
pipe or conduit in a 'condition satisfac- 
tory to the Cofiimisisioner of Public 
Works and safe for puDlic travel. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect .and be in force from and after its 
passage, and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, is writing, of this ordinance by 
said grantee, ,said acceptance to be filed 
with the City Clerk of the City of CIX- 
cagio, witnin thirty days from the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and the filing of 
the bond hereinabove provided for. 
B. W. Snow, 
Chairman. 



BUILDINGS OF CLASS V. 

The Special Committee on Buildings 
of Class V, to whom was referred sun- 
dry orders regulating stairs and stair- 
ways, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Jones moved that the report be 
deferred and puiblished. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 31, 1904. 
' ' To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago i in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Buildings of Class 



Five, to whom was referred certain 
orders regulating stairs and stairways, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained dy the City Council of .the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed 
July 18, 1904, and printed at page 1121 
et seq. of the Current Council Proceed- 
ings, amending the ordinance relating 
to the Department of Buildings and gov- 
erning the erection of buildings, etc., in 
the City of Chicago, passed March 28, 
1898, and all subsequent amendments 
thereto, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: 

Strike out the word "eleven" in the 
third line of paragraph two of Section 
A 6 of ,said ordinance, as printed at page 
1123 of said Current Council Proceed- 
ings, and insert in lieu thereof the words 
and figures "thirteen feet, six inches" 
(13 feet 6 Inches). 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

John H. Jones, 
Chairman. 



STATE LEGISLATION. 

The Special Committee on State Legis- 
lation" to whom w^as referred a communi- 
cation in re. revenue law, submitted a 
report recommending the adoption of an 
accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 26th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on State Legislation, 
to whom was referred a communication 
from His Honor, the Mayor, concerning 
the Revenue Law, having had the same 



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under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the adoption of the follow- 
ing resolution: 

Resolved, That the General Assembly- 
be requested at its next session to pass 
the annexed bill amending Section 2 of 
the Revenue Laiv^ of 1872. 



A BILL 



for 



"An Act to amend Section 2 of "An 
Act for the assessment of property, and 
for the levy and oollection of taxes,' " 
approved March 30, 1872. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the peo- 
ple of the State of Illinois, represented 
in the General Assembly, That Section 2 
of "An Act for the assessment of prop- 
erty and for the levy and collection of 
taxes," approved March 30, 1872, be 
amended so as to read as follows: 

"Sec. 2. All property described in 
this section, to the extent herein lim- 
ited, shall be exempt from taxation, 
that is to say — 

"First — All lands donated by the 
United States for school purposes, not 
sold or leased. All public school 
houses. All property of institutions 
of learning, including the real estate 
on which the institutions are located, 
not leased by such institutions or oth- 
erwise used with a view to profit. 

"Second — All church property actu- 
ally and exclusively used for public 
worship, when the land (to be of rea- 
sonable size for the location of the 
church building) is owned by the con- 
gregation. 

"Third — All lands used exclusively 
as grave yards or grounds for burying 
the dead. 

"Fourth — All unentered government 
lands; all public buildings or struc- 
tures of whatsoever kind, and the con- 
tents thereof, and the land on which 
the same are located, belonging to the 
United States. 

"Fifth — All property of every kind 
belonging to the State of Illinois. 



"Sixth — All property belonging to 
any county, town, village, city, park 
district or drainage district. 

"Seventh — All property of institu- 
tions of purely public charity, when 
actually and exclusively used for such 
charitable purposes, not leased or 
otherwise used with a view to profit; 
and all free public libraries. 

"Eighth — All fire engines and all 
implements used for the extinguish- 
ment of fires, with the building, used 
exclusively for the safe keeping 
thereof, and the lot of reasonable size 
on which the building is located, when 
belonging to any city, village or town. 

"'Ninth — All market houses, public 
squares or other public grounds used 
exclusively for public purposes. 

"Tenth — All property which may be 
used exclusively by societies for agri- 
cultural, horticultural, mechanical 
and philosophical purposes, and not 
for pecuniary profit. 

"Eleventh — ^All bonds, notes or other 
obligations issued by any county, 
town, village, city, park district, or 
drainage district organized under the 
laws of this State. 

Charles Alling, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred an order in re. Loan Sharks, 
submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of the accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Alling moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 26th, 1904. 
To the Mayor a7id Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on State Legislation, 
to whom was referred an order concern- 
ing Loan Sharks, having had same under t 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 



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ommend tlie adoption of the following 
resolution : 

Resolved, That the General Assembly 
be requested at its next session to pass 
the annexed bill entitled "An Act pro- 
prohibiting and punishing usury." 

AN ACT 

Prohibiting and punishing usury. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the peo- 
ple of the State of Illinois, represented 
in the General Assembly, That any per- 
son, firm 'or corporation who, directly or 
indirectly, receives or contracts to receive 
any interest, discount, or consideration 
for or upon the loan or forbearance of 
money, goods, or things in action, or for 
or upon the use or sale of personal credit 
where there is taken for such loan, for- 
bearance, or siale or use of personal 
credit, any security by way of assign- 
ment, pledge, sale or transfer of any 
wages or salary earned or accrued, or 
being earned or accruing, or to be earned 
or to accrue in the future, or by way of 
pledge or chattel mortgage of any goods, 
chattels or choses in action, at a greater 
rate than seven (7) per cent, per annum, 
shall be deemed guilty of a misde- 
meanor; and upon conviction thereof, 
shall be subject to a fine of not less than 
two hundred dollars nor more than one 
thousand dollars, or imprisonment in the 
county jail not to exceed one year, or 
both such fine and imprisonment, and in 
addition to such penalty, shall forfeit to 
the State both the principal of such loan 
or forbearance and the legal interest 
, thereon. 

^fkf Section 2. Whereas, an emergency 
exists for the immediate taking effect of 
this act, therefore it shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 
Charles Alling, 

Chairman. 



* 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred a resolution providing for the 
creation of a State Commission for reg- 
ulating the price of gas, etc., a resolu- 



tion favoring Municipal Ownership of 
Gas Plants and City Council to petition 
Legislature to repeal frontage law and 
an order in re. practices before Justices of 
the Peace, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Ailing moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



aNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER 

MEETINGS PENDING BEFORE 

THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on requests for quit-claim 
deeds of city's interest in certain prop- 
erty, deferred and published October 24, 
1904, pages 1385-1386. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Ptooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie 
sfcedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, JoZ' 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty 
Werno, Schmidt (2'3d ward), Ehemann 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — Conlou' — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City 
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue, to the owner of the 
fee of the following described property, 
quit-claim deed of the city's interest 
therein acquired by issuance of tax deed 



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under sale of 1901 special assessment 
warrant No. 25,012; property being Lot 
11, Block 1, J. W. Taylor's Sub., W. y^ 

5. W. 1^ N. W. 1^ Sec. 12-39-13, upon 
payment to the city of the sum of sixty- 
five and thirteen one hundredths 
($65.13) dollars. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
a.nd he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to have canceled the tax certifi- 
cate upon Lot 11, Block 1, J. W. 
Taylor's Sub., West y^ S. W. i^ N. W. 
% Sec. 12-19-13, upon payment to the 
city of the sum of forty- five and twenty 
one-hundredths ($45.20) dollars. 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City 
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue, to the owner of 
the fee to the following described prop- 
erty, quit- claim deed of the city's in- 
terest in and to said property acquired 
by issuance of tax deed under sale in 
1896 under special assessment warrant 
No. 17,334; property being the Lots 9 
and 10, Block 2, Hilliard & Hitt's Sub. of 
Block 7, etc.", Hilliard & Hitt's Sub., part 
of East 1/2 N. W. 1^, lying east of Vin- 
cennes avenue, Section 17-37-14, upon 
payment to the city of the sum of twen- 
ty-four and thirty- two one hundredths 
($24.32) dollars. 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City 
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue quit-claim deeds 
of the city's interest in and to Lots 5, 

6, 7 and 8, Block 10, W. 1/2 of S. E. ^4 
Sec. 4-38-14, acquired by issuance of tax 
deeds upon the sales named below, upon 
the payment to the city of the sum of 
six hundred ninety-two and eighty-two 
one hundredths ($692.82) dollars. No- 
vember 10, 1900, Warrant No. 24438 
November 10, 1900, Warrant No. 24525 
October 23, 1901, Warrant No. 25461 
October 24, 1901, Warrant No. 24592, and 
be it further 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to cancel 
the certificates of sale upon the same 
property under warrants No. 24592, is- 



sued October 17, 1902, and October 17, 
1903, after the above payment has been 
made; the amount of sales covered by 
said certificates being included in the 
above named amount. 

This action is taken upon the several 
recommendations of the City Comptroller 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on request of Commissioner of 
Public Works for authority to change 
power in the Fullerton Avenue Pumping 
Station, deferred and published October 
24, 1904, page 1386. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Eichert, 
Rooney, McCormiek (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow. Moynihan, Jones. 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
miek (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, BraTlley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to rent tAvo 125 
horse-power dynamos and purchase the 
necessary gearing, etc., and do all neces- 
sary work to make such changes as are 
necessary to the pumps at the Fullerton 
Avenue Pumping Station so that they 
may be run by electricity instead of 
steam, the cost of such work, etc., not 
to exceed the sum of $3,000 and to be 



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done without advertising owing to the 
fact that this is an emergency case. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on claims of Edward Crowe 
and Daniel Lafferty for injuries received 
in intercepting sewer, deferred and pub- 
lished October 24, 1904, page 1386. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, -Pringle, Dailey, Kichert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (Sth ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones. 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reiriberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidm'ann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlou' — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons in the 
amount set opposite their na,mes, same 
being in full of claims for personal in- 
juries received in intercepting sewers, in 
accordance with his recommendations at- 
tached and in accordance with waivers 
and releases attached; and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
appropriations for intercepting sewers :- 

Edward Crowe $45.50 

Dan'l Lafferty 29.06 

The Clerk, on m'otion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on an order to relay sidewalk 



at the southwest corner of Le Moyne 
street and North Spaulding avenue, de- 
ferred and published October 24, 1904, 
page 1387. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cioughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski; Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to relay, raise or 
improve the sidewalk at the southwest 
corner of Le Moyne street and North 
Spaulding avenue, which is below the 
present grade. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of Wm. Johnson for 
refund of fine, deferred and published 
October 24, 1904, page 1387. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 
, The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullertoii, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 



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stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt {23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Nays — Oonlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to refund to Wm. Johnson the sum of 
eleven ($11.00) dollars, being fine paid 
at the House of Correction on June 1st, 
1904; said Wm. Johnson having been 
pardoned. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Snow, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Compensation on an ordinance amending 
the ordinance fixing compensation for the 
use of space under sidewalks, deferred 
and published October 24, 1904, page 
1411. 

Aid. Snow moved to amend ordinance 
on page 1412, line 9, by striking out the 
word "for" and substituting the word 
"of." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young Pot- 
ter, Bennett, Snow Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Hofi'man, 
Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, Harkin, 
Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakowski, Kunz, 
Sitts,, Dever, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, Mc- 
Cormick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dough- 
erty, Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt ( 24th ward ) , Dunn, Wil- 
liston, Blake, Reinberg, Butler, Lar- 



son, Raymer, Wendling Carey, Butter- 
worth, Roberts, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton — 59. 
Nays — Cullerton, Conlon, Moran — 3. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3 of an ordi- 
nance concerning the use of streets and 
alleys and the space under sidewalks by 
private persons, passed July 14, 1904, be, 
and the same is, hereby amended so as 
to read as follows: 

"Section 3. Every such applicant 
shall file with such application his, 
her or its bond, with surety or sureties 
to be approved by said Commissioner 
of Public Works, in a penal sum equal 
to ten times the annual compensation 
to be paid for such permit as pre- 
scribed hereunder ; and such bond shall 
be conditioned that the person, firm 
or corporation to whom such permit 
shall be issued, his heirs, successors or 
assigns, or its successors or assigns, as 
the case may be, will save and keep the 
city free and harmless from any and 
all loss or damage or claim of dam- 
age arising from or out of the con- 
struction, use or maintenance of such 
structure, or of the space therein, and 
for the maintenance of the street, al- 
ley or other public way, or the side- 
walk over such space, as the case may 
be, in such condition that said street, 
alley or public way or the sidewalk 
shall at all times after such struc- 
ture is completed or such space is 
covered, be safe for public use, and 
for the full and complete protection 
of the city against any litigation 
growing out of the granting of such 
permit or anything done under such 
permit, and for the prompt and full 
payment of the compei^sation here- 
under required during his ownership 
of said property so long as said permit 
shall be outstanding, i^nd for faithful 
performance and observance of the 



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terms and eonditit>ns of this ordinance. 
Any owner to whom a permit shall 
have been granted hereunder, or who 
has heretofore given a bond for the oc- 
cupation of space under the sidewalk 
under the order of the Council, dated 
November 9th, 1903, who shall convey 
said property in fee, may notify in 
writing the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the conveyance in fee of 
said property and furnish to said Com- 
missioner, in writing, the name and 
address of the purchaser thereof, and 
upon the giving of isuch notice in writ- 
ing and furnishing the name and ad- 
dress of said purchaser, all liability 
under the bond theretofore given by 
such owner shall cease and determine, 
except as to acts happening or causes 
of action accruing prior to the giving 
of such notice." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be 

in full force from and after its passage 

and due publication. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Snow, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, West Division, on 
an ordinance permitting Nicholas W. 
Hacker to construct .bridges and lay a 
switch track, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 24, 1904, page 1399. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division, on an ordi- 
nance vacating part of alley in F. W. 
& J. L. Campbell's Subdivision, deferred 
and published October 24, 1904, page 
1401. 



The report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alle^^s, West Division, on an ordi- 
nance permitting Herbert V. Seymour to 
excavate under alley, deferred and pub- 
lished October 24, 1904, page 1398. 

Aid. Snow i-ioved that the ordinances 
be referred tc- ..*he Committee on Com- 
pensation. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Dixon, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, 
Richert, Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), 
Young, Potter, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Hurt, Hoffman, Zimmer,* Friestedt, Har- 
kin, Beilfuss Dever, Ryan, Patterson, 
Finn, McCormick (21st ward), Sullivan, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Butler, Raymer, But- 
terworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Johnson, Bihl, — 40. 

Nays — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Cullerton, Uhlir, Scully, 
Maypole, Jozwiakowski, Sitts, Conlon, 
Moran, Dougherty, Leachman, Larson, 
Vv^oodward, Ruxton — 19. 

Aid, Scully moved that the Com- 
mittee on Compensation be directed to 
report on the three foregoing ordinances 
at the next meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Werno, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Judiciary on an ordinance amending 
Section 554 of the Revised Code of Chi- 
cago regarding impounding of dogs, de- 
ferred and published October 24, 1904, 
page 1388. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston,. 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 



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Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Nays — Oonlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 554 of Chap- 
ter XXI. of the Revised Code of Chicago, 
passed April 8, 1897, and approved April 
9, 1897, as amended on July 14, 1904, 
and July 18, 1904, be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 

"For every dog taken up and con- 
fined in the dog pound, as provided in 
this ordinance, a redemption fee of 
three dollars, together with the amount 
of the unpaid license tax, if any, shall 
be paid to the City Collector for the 
use of the city; and upon procuring 
the certificate of the City Collector, 
stating that said amount has been 
paid, and paying to the Pound Master 
for taking up such dog the further 
sum ^of fifty cents, and the cost of 
keeping such dog, not to exceed twen- 
ty-five cents per day, and cost of ad- 
vertising, if any, as hereinafter pro- 
vided, the owner or keeper thereof, 
within five days after the impounding, 
or any other person, after five days, 
shall be entitled to redeem such dog, 
and if such dog shall not be redeemed 
within five days after being taken up, 
such dog shall be destroyed by the 
pound keeper, except that at the ex- 
piration of the five days allowed for 
th^ redemption of impounded dogs, the 
pound master shall advertise imme- 
diately in a daily newspaper of gen- 
eral circulation in this city, all un- 
redeemed licensed dogs, if known or 
identified as such, and if such dogs 
be not redeemed at the expiration of 
the fifth day after such advertising, 
they shall then be destroyed; provid- 
ed, however, the Mayor may, in his 
discretion, release any such dog, with- 



out the payment of the redemption 
fee. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Werno, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Judiciary on an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 187 of the Revised Code re. 
tags or labels on bread, deferred and 
published October 24, 1904, page 1389. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preih, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward,. Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. ^' 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 187 of Chap- 
ter 14 of the Revised Code of Chicago, 
passed April 8th, 1897, and amended by 
ordinance February 11th, 1901, and fur- 
ther amended June 17th, 1901, be and 
the same is hereby amended by striking 
out the following: 

"Provided, however, that to all loaves 
weighing, on the first day on which they 
are baked, less than one pound avoirdu- 



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pois there shall be atttached to the 
top of said loaf a tag or label which 
shall not be less than three inches square 
and the letters or figures indicating said 
weight and the name of the manufac- 
turer of said loaf shall not be less than 
one and one-half inches in length," so 
that said entire section shall hereafter 
read as follows: 

"187. (Size of Loaves — Bread.) All 
"bread shall be made into loaves weigh- 
ting, on the first day on which they are 
^'exposed for sale, one or one and one- 
"half pounds, two or two and one-half 
"pounds, three or three and one-half 
"pounds, four or four and one-half 
"pounds, five or five and one-half pounds, 
"or six pounds, avoirdupois weight, and 
"to each of such loaves shall be attached 
"a label or tag plainly showing the 
"weight and the firm name of the manu- 
'facturer thereof. 

"Provided, however, that if the bread 
"is not made into loaves of the specified 
"weights as above provided for, each loaf 
"made in any weight other than those 
"above specified shall have attached to 
"same a label or tag showing plainly the 
"weight of such loaf and the firm name 
"of the manufacturer thereof; the size 
"of such tag or label and the letters 
"and figures thereon shall be as follows: 
"Maximum size of tag or label, one 
"square inch; minimum size, three- 
"quarters square inch and the letters and 
"figures thereon shall be not less than 
"one-quarter inch in height. 

"Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
"force and eflfect from and after its pas- 
"sage." 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on request for erection of 
school building on site at southwest cor- 
ner of Avers avenue and 16th street, de- 
ferred and published October 24, 1904, 
page 1391. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 



The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reiriberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmunn, Bade- 
nach, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — Conlon^ — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the order passed May 
3rd, 1904, page 165, official Council pro- 
ceedings, providing for appropriation of 
$160,000 for erection of school building 
at northwest corner Hamlin avenue and 
West 16th street be and the same is 
hereby rescinded. 

Ordered, That the sum of $160,000 be 
appropriated for the erection of a 20- 
room school building with assembly hall 
on the site at southwest corner Avers 
avenue and 16th street, and that the 
City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
authorized to set aside the said sum of 
$160,000 from the unappropriated bal- 
ance of the building account for the erec- 
tion of said school building. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on an ordinance vacating an 
alley adjoining Nathan Smith Davis 
School, deferred and published October 
24, 1904, page 1391. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 



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Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Ro'oney, MeCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynilian, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butter worth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65, 

Hays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title 
to Lots 1 to 11, both inclusive, Lots 38 
to 48, both inclusive, the east 20.5 feet 
of Lot 12 and the east 20.8 feet of Lot 
37, in Block 1, in Sub. of Block 5, in 
Superior Court Partition of that part 
of the west half of the northwest quar- 
ter of Section 1-38-13, East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Il- 
linois, which said lots are intended to 
be used as the site of the Nathan Smith 
Davis School. 

Whereas, Lots 1 to 11, both inclusive, 
the east 4.5 feet of Lot 12, are separated 
from the east 4.2 feet of Lot 37 and Lots 
38 to 48, both inclusive, by a public al- 
ley running east and west between West 
39th street and West 39th place; and. 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore, 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running east and west between 
West 39th street and West 39th place, 
in said city, between the aforesaid lots, 
be and the same ds hereby vacated; pro- 
vided, however, that this ordinance shall 



not go into effect nor shall the vacation 
herein provided for become effective until 
there shall have been dedicated as a pub- 
lic alley and laid open to the public use 
as such, the west 16 feet of the west 
20.8 feet of Lot 37, and the west 16 feet 
of the west 20.5 feet of Lot 12, aforesaid, 
which alleys so vacated and dedicated 
are substantially as shown on the plat 
thereof attached hereto and made a part 
hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the west 16 feet of the 
west 20.8 feet of Lot 37, and the west 16 
feet of the west 20.5 feet of Lot 12, 
aforesaid; also a plat showing the alleys 
so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on an ordinance vacating 
alley adjoining Chas. W. Earle School, 
deferred and published October 24, 1904, 
page 1392. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynilian, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman,- Butler, Lar- 



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son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butter worth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

ISlays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 40 to 48 and. Lots 1 to 9, both in- 
clusive, Block 3, in Englewood on the 
Hill, a Subdivision of S. E. ^ of S. E. 
% of Sec. 18-38-14, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Hli- 
nois, which said lots are intended to be 
used as the site of the Charles Warring- 
ton Earle School. 

Whereas, Lots 40 to 48, both inclu- 
sive, are separated from Lots 1 to 9, 
Block 3, aforesaid, by a public alley 16 
feet wide running north and south be- 
tween S. Hermitage avenue and S. Pau- 
lina street; a.nd 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained "by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running north and south be- 
tween S. Hermitage avenue and S. Pau- 
lina street in said city, between afore- 
said lots, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated; provided, however, that this or- 
dinance shall not go into effect nor shall 
the vacation herein provided for become 
effective until there shall have been dedi- 
cated as a public alley and laid open to 
the public use as such, the south 16 feet 
of Lot 9, aforesaid, which alleys so va- 
cated and dedicated are substantially as 
shown on the plat thereof attached here- 
to and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Hlinois, by the 



Board of Education, a deed properly 
executed and acknowledged, conveying 
to the City of Chicago, for the purpose 
of a public alley, the south 16 feet of 
Lot 9, aforesaid; also a p^at showing 
the alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on an ordinance vacating alley 
adjoining Fallon School, deferred and 
published October 24, 1904, page 1393. 

Aid. Dunn moyed to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance wa.s passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Doug-herty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

ISlays — Conlou' — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
the east 124 feet of the south 200 feet 
of Block 16, in Superior Court Subdivi- 
sion, West 1/2 Northwest ^ Section 4- 
38-14; also Lots 16 to 23, both inclusive, 
in Cram's Subdivision of Block 16, West 
1/2 N. W. 1^ Section 4-38-14, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, which said lots are intended 
to be used as the site of the Fallon 
School. 

Whereas, The east 124 feet of the 



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south 200 feet of Block 16, in Superior 
Court Subdivision, aforesaid, is separ- 
ated from Lots 16 to 23, both inclusive, 
aforesaid, by a public alley 16 feet wide 
running north and south between Wal- 
lace street and Lowe avenue; and 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore, 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running north and south be- 
tween Wallace street and Lowe avenue, 
in said city, between aforesaid property, 
both inclusive, be and the sam? is here- 
by vacated; provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 
become effective until there shall have 
been dedicated as a public alley and laid 
open to the public use as such the north 
16 feet of Lot 16, aforesaid, which alleys 
so vacated and dedicated are substan- 
tially as shown on the plat thereof at- 
tached hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the north 16 feet of Lot 
16, aforesaid; .also a plat showing the 
alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Schools on an ordinance vacating al- 
ley adj'oining Gladstone School, deferred 
and published October 24, 1904, page 
1394. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 



nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Isiays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title 
to Lots 68 to 83, both inclusive, E. D. L. 
Wickes' Subdivision of Block 4, Division 
of Section 19-39-14, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, which said lots are intended to be 
used as the site of the Gladstone School. 

Whereas, Lots 68 to 75, both in- 
clusive, aforesaid, are separated from 
Lots 76 to 83, both inclusive, aforesaid, 
by a public alley 16 feet wide, running 
east and west between Washburne ave- 
nue and West 13th street; and. 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the public 
alley running east and west between 
Washburne avenue and West 13th street, 
in said city, between aforesaid Lots 68 
to 83, both inclusive, be and the same is 
hereby vacated; provided, however, that 
this ordinance shall not go into effect 
nor shall the vacation herein provided 
for become effective until there shall have 



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been dedicated as a public alley and 
laid open to the public use as such, the 
east 16 feet of Lot 83, which alleys so 
vacated and dedicated are substantially 
as shown on the plat thereof attached 
hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the east 16 feet of Lot 83, 
aforesaid; also a plat showing the alleys 
so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on an ordinance vacating alley 
adjoining W. K. Sullivan School, de- 
ferred and published October 24, 1904, 
page 1394. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeais and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richeirt, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz-- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, MeCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling,' Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — C onl on — 1 . 



The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
Lots 17 to 21, both inclusiive, Block 6, A. 
B. Meeker's Addition to Hyde Park, 
Subdivision of S. E. i^ of N. E. 14, Sec. 
31-38-15, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, which 
said lots are intended to be used as the 
site of the William K. Sullivan School. 

Whereas, Lots 20 and 21 are sepa- 
rated from Lot 19, aforesaid, by ja pub- 
lic alley 14 feet wide running east and 
west between Coles and Houston ave- 
nues; and, 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 
requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That said alley be and the 
same is hereby vacated; provided, how- 
ever that this ordinance shall not go 
into effect nor shall the vacation herein 
provided for become effective until there 
shall have been dedicated as a public 
alley and laid open to the public use as 
such, the north 14 feet of Lot 21, afore- 
said, which alleys so vacated and dedi- 
cated are substantially as shown on the 
plat thereof attached hereto and made a 
part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force -from and after 
its passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the north 14 feet of Lot 
21, aforesaid; also a plat showing the 
alleys so dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on an ordinance vacating alley 



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adjoining McCosli School, deferred and 
published October 24, 1904, page 1395. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — ^Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuas, Joz 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor 
mick {21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty 
Wernb, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton 
Hunter— 65. 

Nays — C onl on^ 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has acquired title to 
the south 16 feet of Lot 12, all of Lots 
13 to 21, both inclusive, north 16 feet 
of Lot 22 and all of Lots 30 to 38, both 
inclusive. Block 6, in Oakwood, Subdivi- 
sion of North i/o of South 1/2 of North- 
east 1^ of Section 22-38-14, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, which said lots are intended 
to be used as the site of the McCosh 
School. 

Whereas, The south 16 feet of Lot 
12, all of Lots 13 to 21, both inclusive, 
and the north 16 feet of Lot 22 are sep- 
arated from Lots 30 to 38, both inclu- 
sive, aforesaid, by a public alley 16 feet 
wide running north and south between 
Champlain and Langley avenues, and 

Whereas, The Board of Education has 



requested the City Council to vacate the 
said alley, now, therefore, ■ 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the pub- 
lic alley running north and south be- 
tween Champlain and Langley avenues 
in said city between aforesaid Lots 13 
to 21, both inclusive, and Lots 30 to 38, 
both inclusive, be and the same is here- 
by vacated; provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 
become effective until there shall have 
been dedicated as a public alley and laid 
open to the public use as such, the south 
16 feet of Lot 12, aforesaid, and the 
north 16 feet of Lot 22, aforesaid, which 
alleys so vacated and dedicated are sub- 
stantially as shown on the plat thereof 
attached hereto and made a part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided that 
within sixty days after the date of the 
passage thereof, there shall be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, by the 
Board of Education, a deed properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
a public alley, the south 16 feet of Lot 
12 and the north 16 feet of Lot 22, afore- 
said; also a plat showing the alleys so 
dedicated and vacated. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee - 
on Streets and Alleys, North Division, a 
on an ordinance vacating an alley in 
Block 1, Catholic Bishop of Chicago Lake 
Shore Drive Addition, deferred and pub- 
lished October 24, 1904, page 1402. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeais and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 



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Rooney, McCormick (5tli ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakbwski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
miick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leaehman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Robe-rts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Hunter— 65. 

Islays — C onion — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the alley in Block 
one ( 1 ) in the Catholic Bishop of Chi- 
cago's Lake Shore Drive Addition, being 
a subdivision of the north eighteen and 
eighty-three hundredths (18.83) chains 
of Fractional Section three (3), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range four- 
tee (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Hlinois, shown 
upon the plat of said subdivision filed 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Cook County aforesaid, on the 24th day 
of August, 1880, and recorded in book 
15 of plats, on page 35, be and the same 
is hereby vacated ; provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not go into ef- 
fect nor shall the vacation herein pro- 
vided for become effective until there 
shall have been dedicated through said 
Block one (1) a public alley sixteen (16) 
feet wide, being eight (8) feet on each 
side of a center line described as fol- 
lows : Beginning at a point in the north 
line of Burton place one hundred and 
eight-one (181) feet west of the west 
line of the Lake Shore Drive, and one 
hundred and thirteen (113) feet east 
of the east line of Astor street, running 
thence north, parallel to the east line 



of Astor street, one hundred and fifty- 
seven ( 157 ) feet ; running thence north- 
easterly seventeen (17) feet, to a point 
one hundred and eighteen (118) feet east 
of the east line of Astor street, and one 
hundred and seventy-six (176) feet west 
of the west line of the Lake Shore Drive ; 
running thence north, parallel to the 
east line of Astor street, to the south line 
of North avenue; which alley so to be 
dedicated is substantially shown, miarked 
in green, upon the plat thereof attached 
hereto and made a, part hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that 
within sixty (60) days after the date of 
the passage hereof there shall be filed 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Hlinois, by tlie 
Catholic Bishop of Chicago and Victor 
F. Lawson a plat properly executed and 
acknowledged, dedicating for the pur- 
poses of a public alley a strip sixteen 
(16) feet wide through said Block one 
( 1 ) , particularly described in Section 1 
of this ordinance; and provided further, 
that within sixty (60) days from the 
date of the passage hereof said new alley 
shall be open and laid out for public 
travel. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, South Division, on 
acn ordinance vacating part of West 95th 
place and 'certain alleys, deferred and 
published October 24, 1904, page 1398. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Scully moved the reference of the 
ordinance to the Committee on Compen- 
sation. 

Aid. Raymer moved to table Aid. 
Scully's motion. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Dailey, Richert, Rooney, Mc- 
Cormick (5th ward). Young, Potter, Ben- 



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nett, Moynihan, Jones, Tick, Hurt, Hoff- 
man, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCormiek (21st 
ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt 
(24th ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Larson, 
Raymer, Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Johnson, Bihl — 49. 

Tslays — Pringie, Snow, Sindelar, Culler- 
ton, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, 
Woodward, Ruxton — 10. 

Aid, McOormick (21st ward) presented 
an ordinance and moved to substitute it 
for the ordinance under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Young moved the passage of the 
substiute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringie, Dailey, Richei't, 
Rooney, McCormiek (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Joz- 
wiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, McCor- 
miek (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxto-n, 
Hunter — 65. 

'Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

for the vacation of a part of West 95th 

place and certain alleys. 

Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that certain ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of part 



of West 95th place and certain alleys, 
which was reported by the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, south division, and 
recommended for passage, and which was 
ordered deferred and published at the 
meeting of the City Council on October 
24, 1904, which is printed in the pub- 
lished 'council proceedings of said date 
at page 1398, be and the same is hereby 
amended so that the same will read after 
amendment as follows: 

"Section 1. That that part of West 
95th place lying between the west line 
of Throop street and the east line of 
Loomis street, also the sixteen (16) 
foot public alley lying west of and 
adjoining Lot Seventeen (17) in Anna 
Palmer's subdivision of Lot Two (2) 
of Block Two (2) of Hilliard and Dob- 
bins' First Addition to Washington 
Heights, a subdivision of Block Four || 
( 4 ) of their resubdivision of Blocks ' 
One (1) and Two (2) north of the 
center of the alley in the east half of 
the northwest quarter of Section 
Eight (8), Township Thirty-seven 
(37) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
east of the Third (3rd) Principal 
Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois! 
also the sixteen (16) foot public alley 
lying east of and adjoining Lot Seven 
(7) in Anna Palmer's subdivision 
aforesaid; also the sixteen (16) foot 
public alley between West 95th place 
and West 96th street, lying south of 
and adjoining Lots Six (6) to Seven- 
teen (17) inclusive, and Twenty- three 
(23) in Anna Palmer's subdivision 
aforesaid, be and the same are hereby 
vacated: Provided, however, that this 
vacation being for the use and benefit 
of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 
it is hereby made a condition of said 
vacation that said ground so vacated 
shall forever be used for educational 
purposes exclusively, and should the 
said parts of said street and said alleys 
so vacated ever be used or attempted 
to be used for any other purpose than 
that herein specified, then this vaca- 
tion shall immediately become null 



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and void, and the parts of said street 
and said alleys so vacated shall there- 
upon immediately revert to the City 
of Chicago for use as public street and 
alleys; and provided, further, that the 
City of Chicago hereby reserves the 
right to maintain any sewer, water 
pipe, or other municipal structure that 
may be underneath the surface of said 
parts of said street and said alleys 
hereby vacated, and the right to go 
upon and excavate in any part of said 
strips of land so vacated, for the pur- 
pose of repairing and maintaining any 
such sewer, water pipe, or other muni- 
cipal structure that may be under the 
surface of the same, to the same extent 
that the said City of Chicago might 
heretofore have done; and provided, 
further, that this ordinance shall not 
take effect, nor shall the vacation 
herein provided for become effective 
unless within thirty (30) days after 
the passage of this ordinance, the said 
School Sisters of Notre Dame shall 
file, or cause to be filed for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a plat showing 
the parts of street and alleys so va- 
cated; which said parts of said street 
and said alleys so vacated are sub- 
stantially as shown in red on the plat 
which is attached hereto and made a 
■ part of this ordinance." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
eff'ect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, subject to the pro- 
visions of Section 1 hereof. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Harkin, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Building Department on an order per- 
mitting Charles Clark to build a shed, 
deferred "and published October 24, 1904, 
page 1410. 

Aid. Harkin moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the orcler 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 



Foreman, Pringle, * Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Hoffman. Friestedt, 
Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakowski, 
Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, Patterson, 
Finn, McCormick (21st ward), Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), 
Ehemann, Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Roberts, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, 
Woodward, Ruxton — 50. 

Nays — Cullerton, Zimmer, Scully, Con- 
Ion, Johnson — 5. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue permit to Charles Clark, 2195 
West Madison street, to build shed in 
rear of lot, 16 feet by 24 feet, 12 feet 
high. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Harkin, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Building Department on an order per- 
mitting Albert Kirchoff to erect frame 
barn, deferred and published October 24, 
1904, page 1410. 

Aid. Harkin moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Hoffman, 
Uhlir, Friestedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beil- 
fuss, Jozwiakowski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, Dough- 
erty, Ehemann, Schmidt (24th ward), 
Dunn, Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, But- 
ler, Roberts, Eidm_ann, Badenoch, Wood- 
ward, Ruxton — 47. 

Nays — Cullerton, Scully, Johnson — 3, 

The following is the order as passed; 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby ordered 
to issue a permit to Albert Kirchoff to 
erect a frame barn, 16x25 feet, by 14 feet 



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high, on rear of lots, 1225 and 1227 Tal- 
man avenue. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 



And the Council stood adjourned to 
meet on Monday, November 21st, 1904, at 
7:30 o'clock p. m. - 



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CITY CI.ERK 



November 21, 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, Monday, November 21, 1904. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Friday, 
November 25, 1904. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
McCormick (21st ward), Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), 
Ehemann, Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, 
Willisbon, Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, 
Butler, Larson, Raymer, Wendling, 
Burns, Bradley, Butterworth, Roberts, 



Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, BiM^ 
Woodward, Rnxton, Race, Hunter. 
Absent — Aid. Brennan and Carey .^ 

MmXJTES. 

Aid, Foreman moved that the minutes 
of the regular meeting held October 31, 
1904, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications From the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Corporation Counsel, City 
Clerk, Commissioner of Public "Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted the 
following report: 



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Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, November 21, 1904. 

Honorable City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law 
I hereby report to your Honorable Body 
the names of persons imprisoned for vio- 
lation of city ordinances, who have been 
released ]jy me during the three weeks 
ending November 19, 1904, together with 
the cause of such release: 

John Leahy, released for Chief of Po- 
lice O'Neill. 

Jos. Wilkens, released for Aid. Ehe- 
mann. 

M. S. McKenzie, released for Wm. 
Price, 

Harry Davis, released for father. 

Henry May, released for wife. 

Chas. Cregier, released for Aid. Zim- 
mer. 

Leonard Turner, released for Chas. 
Healey. 

Jno. Mui'phy, released for mother. 

David Hughes, released for mother. 

Linn Zavada, released for Alex. Wis- 
newski. 

Biimo Bartuchi, released for I. Daniel. 

Albert Katzman, released for J. A, 
Quinn. 

Jos. Dresden, released for wife and 
Aid. Wendling. 

Albert Nelson, released for Aid. Leach- 
man. 

Henry Kinney, released for Aid. Sitts. 

Gordon Vordeck, released for Aid. 
Dever. 

Mike Gallagher, released for M. Mc- 
Inerney. 

John Koslowski, released for wife. 

Steven Burke, released for M. H. 
Rogers. 

Louis Wice, released for Frank J. 
Ryan. 

Winfred Dempsey, released for Frank 
J. Ryan. 



John Novak, released for Aid. Preib*. 
Thos. Mclnemey, released for wife. 
Frank Krampikowski, released for 
wife. 

Peter Rieeher, released for Aid. Kenna. 

Lloyd Barber, released for Captain 
Hathaway. 

Jas. McCafferty, released for E. M. 
C'ummings. 

Daniel Shugare, released for E. M. 
Cummings. 

S. E. Taylor, released for D, Irving. 

Mark Gorman, released for Jno. J. 
Corcoran. 

Henry T. Best, released for Suj)€rin- 
tendent Sloan. 

John S. Ready, released for Aid. May- 
pole. 

John Ne^^^nan, released for Peter 
O'Brien. 

Maurice Nevills, released for E. M. 
Cummings. 

Jas. McGowan, released for Aid. Jas. 
Dailey. 

Jas. McDonald, released for Frank Mc- 
Intire and cash paid $10. 

E. P. Fitzgerald, released for Aid. 
Conlon. 

Jas. Maher, released for Aid. Zimmer. 

Frank Nowak, released for wife. 

Robert Burns, released for vnie. 

Jno. Martin, released for father. 

Geo. Lampton, released for wife. 

David Mintz, released for Mrs. Gun- 
ther. 

C. D. Hiter, released for G. A. Mc- 
Corkle. 

C. A. Penney, released for G. A. Mc- 
Corkle. 

Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, 
November 21, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a 



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communication received by me today 
from the Chicago Postal Pneumatic Tube 
Company in regard to the boilers in the 
Monadnock Block, from which said com- 
pany receives its steam power under a 
contract with the owners of said build- 
ing, which communication explains it- 
self. I have had an order drafted ex- 
tending the time designated by the boiler 
inspector for the decreasing of the steam 
pressure in the Monadnock Building's 
boilers, until the steam plant of the Chi- 
cago Postal Pneumatic Tube Company is 
completed, which plant, I am informed, 
is to be located in the new Po'st Office 
building. 

Eespectfully, 

Cakter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Bennett moved the passage of the 
order submitted by His Honor, the 

Mayor. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter-^66. 

'Nays — Oonlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, The Department for the In- 
spection of Steam Boilers and Steam 
Plants has lately notified the owners of 
the Mionadnock Block to reduce the 
steam pressure in the boilers in said 
building from a pressure of one hundred 



pounds to the square inch to eighty-five 
pounds to the square inch; and. 

Whereas, The said steam plant has in 
addition to supplying the steam used for 
heat and power purposes in said build- 
ing supplied the Chicago Postal Pneu- 
matic Tube Company with steam for 
power, under a contract heretofore exe- 
cuted between said Monadnock Block 
and said company; and. 

Whereas, The steam plant in the Post 
Office Building will, when completed, 
supply the steam power for the said Chi- 
cago Postal Pneumatic Tube Company, 
and if said steam plant in said Monad- 
nock Block were to- be reduced, the own- 
ers of said Monadnock Block would be 
unable to continue the supply of steam 
for power purposes to said Chicago 
Postal Pneumatic Tube Company, and 
as said company has just begun to oper- 
ate its service it would result in serious 
embarrassment to it and, operate to stop 
the transmission of government mails 
through said tubes; now, therefore, 
Be it ordered hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

That the Department for the Inspec- 
tion of Steam Boilers and Steam Plants 
is hereby authorized and directed to ex- 
tend the time for the lowering of the 
pressure in the present boilers in said 
Monadnock Block from one hundred 
pounds to the square inch to eighty-five 
pounds to the square inch, until such 
time as the Chicago Postal Pneumatic 
Tube Company completes the installa- 
tion of its own steam plant in the new 
Post Office Building. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, 1 
November 21, 1904. ( 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg to transmit here- 
with a communication from the City 
Electrician regarding bids for mechani- 
cal stokers and smoke consuming de- 
vices to be installed at the Halsted 



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street electric light plant. I would re- 
spectfully suggest the reference of this 
communication to your Committee on 
Finance for immediate consideration and 
a report to your Honorable Body at its 
next regular meeting. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department of Electricity,") 
November 21, 1904. | 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council of the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — Under date of October 
28th, 1904, this department received bids 
for mechanical stokers and smoke con- 
suming devices to be installed at the 
Halsted street electric light plant, where 
there has been considerable complaint re- 
garding the production of smoke. The 
bids received are as follows: 
Hawley Down Draft Furnace 

Company $11,400 

American Traveling Grate Com- 
pany 8,750 

Green Engineering Company, 

Plan A 8,900 

Green Engineering Company, 

Plan B 8,250 

Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company 7,000 
The latter company claims that their 
bid was for $8,000, there being an error 
in the proposition. 

As these bids are made in two ways — 
monthly payments or cash — I respect- 
fully ask that they be referred to a 
committee for the purpose of award and 
decision as to terms of payment. I am 
anxious to have these furnaces installed 
before the first of January and would 
ask that a special report be made by 
the committee at the next meeting of 
the City Council. 

Yours very respectfully, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 
Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 



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The following communication: 
Mayor's Office, 
November 16, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — June 17, 1904, a volun- 
tary organization composed principally 
of members of the Merchants' Club and 
the Commercial Club, and orgianized un- 
der the name of the "Citizens' Street 
Cleaning Bureau," began the work of 
cleaning certain streets in the business 
district of Chicago. At that time I 
agreed that the city would pay to that 
organization the money which the city 
would have expended in cleaning the 
streets in that territory for whatever 
period during the current year that the 
organization cleaned said streets. 

A short while ago a request was made 
by the organization to have the Com- 
missioner of Public Works figure the 
amount which the city would have ex- 
pended for cleaning the streets in that 
district from June 17th, 1904, to De- 
cember 31, 1904, and that the city turn 
over to the organization the amount 
thus fixed by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. The Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works informs me that said amount 
is $10,500, but that the street cleaning 
fund for the First Ward is practically 
exhausted, and, therefore, the money 
cannot be paid to the organization. 

I respectfully recommend to your 
Honorable Body that the matter be 
referred to the Finance Committee for 
the purpose of providing funds with 
which to pay this association the money 
which the city would have expended for 
cleaning the streets which were cleaned 
by the association covering the period 
from June 17th, 1904, to December 31, 
1904. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 



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ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, 
November 21, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — Prior to the summer re- 
cess of y-'our Honorable Body an ordi- 
nance was passed amending Chapter 49 
of the Eevised Code of Chicago of 1897 
relating to peddlers. By the terms of 
this amendatory ordinance no provision 
was made for the granting of free per- 
mits by the Mayor to deserving indigent 
peddlers by wagon. Representatives of 
various charitable organizations, as well 
as many members of your Honorable 
Body, have called upon me since this 
iimendatory ordinance went into effect 
asking that free permits to peddle with 
wagons be granted to certain deserving 
individuals. The power to grant such 
permits, however, was found not to be 
vested in me, and, therefore, the permits 
could not be granted. To cover cases of 
this character I have had the accom- 
panying ordinance prepared by the Cor- 
poration Counsel and submit the same 
herewith for your consideration. 
Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harbison, 

Mayor. 



A]Vf ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinace entitled "An ordi- 
nance amending Chapter 49 of the Re- 
vised Code of Chicago of 1897 relating 
to peddlers," passed June 27, 1904. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1407 of the 
Revised Code of Chicago of 1897, as 
amended by ordinance passed by the City 
Council on June 27, 1904, appearing in 
the printed Council Proceedings of that 
date on page 661, be, and the same is 
hereby amended by adding thereto the 
following : 

"Provided, however, that the Mayor 
may, in his discretion, upon written 



application accompanied by the rec- 
ommendation in writing of two or 
more reputable persons, one of whom 
shall make affidavit stating under 
oath that affiant is acquainted with 
the applicant and knows that he is in 
destitute circumstances, and wholly 
unable to pay the amount of the li- 
cense fee, issue a free permit to such 
applicant to peddle with a wagon, 
such permit not to be good for more 
than sixty (60) days, and no more 
than one sue? permit to be granted to 
the same person in one year." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall take 

effect and be in force from and after its 

passage and approval. 

Which was referred to the Committee 

on License. 

ALSO, 

The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, 1 
November 21, 1904. ( 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body at its last reg- 
ular meeting granting authority to St. 
Peter's church, at Clark and Polk streets, 
to lay wires for lighting purposes, for 
the reason the ordinance is improperly 
drawn. I would suggest a reconsider- 
ation of the vote by which the ordinance 
was passed, and its reference to your 
Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, | 
November 21, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meet- 
ing directing the City Electrician to is- 
sue a permit to The Park Ridge Electric 



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Light Company to erect two poles in 
North 53d avenue, to connect wires with 
premises of A. Burmeister at 31Y7 North 
53d avenue, for the reason that privi- 
leges of this character should be obtained 
by ordinance. I would suggest a recon- 
sideration of the vote by which the order 
was passed, .and its reference to your 
Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 

E^spect fully, 
' Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
votes by which the ordinance and order 
referred to in the veto message of His 
Honor, the Mayor, were passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the ordinance 
and order be referred to the Committee 
on Gais, Oil and Electric Light. 

The motion prevailed. 



I's Office, ") 
ber 21, 1904. J 



ALSO, 

The following veto messao^e: 
]\Iayor' 
November 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to lay water main in 50th 
place, from Vincennes road to Washing- 
ton Park place. I would suggest a re- 
consideration of the vote by which this 
order Avas passed, and its repassage in 
the following amended form: 

"Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
"Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
"rected to lay a water main in 50th 
"place, from Vincennes road to Wash- 
"ington Park place, provided the same 
"will pay a permanent annual revenue 
"of ten cents per lineal foot." 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 



vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay a water main in 50th place, 
from Vincennes road to Washington 
Park place, provided the same will pay 
a permanent annual revenue of ten cents 
per lineal foot. 

also. 

The following veto messages: 



Mayor's Office, ') 
November 21, 1904. C 



To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to lay water 
mains in Rice street, from 48th avenue 
to 49th avenue. I would suggest a re- 
consideration of the vote by which this 
order was passed, and its repassage with 
the following amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the 
words "if found to pay the necessary 
revenue, and if not by special assess- 
ment," and by inserting in lieu thereof 
the following: "Provided the same will 
pay a permanent annual revenue of ten 
cents per lineal foot, and if not by spe- 
cial assessment." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ") 
November 2L 1904. | 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 



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out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to lay water supply pipe 
in Waveland avenue, from Francisco 
street to a point 140 feet east of tlie 
east line of Francisco street. I 
would sug'gest a reconsideration of 
vote by which this order was 
passed and its repassage with the fol- 
lowing amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the 
words "provided that the latter pays a 
revenue annually to the city of at least 
ten cents per foot" and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the following: "Provided 
that the latter will pay a permanent 
annual revenue of ten cents per lineal 
foot." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, 
November 21, 1904. i 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return heremth, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to lay a water supply pipe 
in Southport avenue, connecting with 
the main at the northwest corner of 
Hollywood and Southport avenues and 
extending 200 feet south of Hollywood 
avenue. I would suggest a reconsidera- 
tion of the vote by which the order was 
passed, and its repassage with the fol- 
lowing amendment: 

"Amend said order by striking out 
the following, "provided the same pays 
the required annual revenue of ten cents 
per lineal foot," and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the words: "Provided the same 
will pay a permanent annual revenue of 
ten cents per lineal foot." 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
votes by which the orders referred to in 
the veto messages of His Honor, the 
Mayor, were passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the orders be 
amended in accordance with the veto 
messages of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
orders as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the orders as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water mains in Rice street, 
from 48th avenue to 49th avenue, in the 
35th Ward, provided the same will pay 
a permanent annual revenue of ten cents 
per lineal foot, and if not by special 
assessment. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works lay a water supply pipe in 
Waveland avenue, from Francisco street 
to a point 140 feet east of the east line 
of Francisco street, for the purpose of 
circulation and furnishing fire protec- 
tion, and that a water main be also ex- 
tended from this point eastward to 
Mozart street, and in Mozart street 
northward 500 feet, provided that the 
latter will pay a permanent annual rev- 
enue of ten cents per lineal foot. At- 
tached hereto is a plat showing pipe 
necessary in accordance with above. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to lay a water supply pipe in 
Southport avenue, connecting with main 
at northwest corner of Hollywood and 
Southport and extending 200 feet south 
of Hollywood avenue, provided the same 
will pay a permanent annual revenue of 
ten cents per lineal foot. 



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Th.e Ck)rporation Ck)uiisel submitted 
the following communicatioii : 

Office of the Cobpobation Counsel, | 
November 18, 1904. | 

To the Honorable, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gextlemen — In compliance with the 
order of your Honorable Body of August 
24, 1904, I have prepared and beg to 
transmit herewith an ordinance requir- 
ing the installation of interlocking sig- 
nal and derailing systems at all places 
where street railways and steam rail- 
ways cross each other at grade. 

The delay in drafting this ordinance 
is due to the fact that the State Railroad 
and Warehouse Commission has been 
considering the same subject for some 
time, and it was suggested that it might 
be well to wait and see if the said Com- 
mission would order the installation of 
these devices, in which case it would not 
be necessary for the City Council to do 
so. The commission, however, has not 
yet taken any definite action in the mat- 
ter. 

Yours very truly, 

William Rothmann, 
Assistant Corporatio^i Counsel. 
Approved : 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 



AX ORDINANCE 

Requiring the installation of interlock- 
ing signal and derailing systems by 
steam railways and street railways. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That at every place where 
the tracks of any steam railway company 
cross at grade the tracks of any street 
railway company in this city, the respec- 
tive companies owning such tracks are 
hereby required within ninety days from 
the date of passage of this ordinance, to 
install and put into operation a suit- 
able interlocking signal system, 



which system shall have connected 
with it as an adjunct there- 
to, a derailing system, so con- 
structed and adjusted as to permit of 
trains or cars passing over said crossings 
on the tracks of only one of said com- 
panies at a time, and so as to derail 
the 'trains or cars not entitled to pass 
over said crossings should they attempt 
to do so; said interlocking system and 
derailing device to be thereafter at all 
times maintained and kept in suitable 
working order and condition, and to be 
kept at all times in operation. 

Section 2. It is hereby made the duty 
of every director, president, general man- 
ager, general superintendent and super- 
intendent of every such steam railway 
company, and every such street railway 
company to cause the necessary steps to 
be taken by the company of which he is 
oflBcial, to comply with all the provisions 
of this ordinance within the time limited 
herein. 

Section 3. Every person and every 
corporation violating any of the pro- 
visions of this ordinance shall be subject 
to a fine of not less than one hundred 
($100.00) dolars and not more than 
two hundrd ($200.00) dollars, and every 
day after the said period of ninety days 
from the date of passage of this ordi- 
nance that any such person or corpora- 
tion shall fail to comply with this ordi- 
nance, shall be deemed a separate and 
distinct violation of this ordinance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, approval and publication. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

The City Comptroller submitted a com- 
munication asking the repeal of an ordi- 
nance in favor of Francis Bartlett for a 
coal vault at 70 State street, on account 
of failure to pay compensation; also a 
communication asking the repeal of ordi- 
nance in favor of Paul C. Just for a sys- 
tem of underground wires; also a com- 



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munication asking the repeal of an ordi- 
nance in favor of the Heppes Co. for a 
switch track, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

ALSO, 

A statement 'of the receipts and expen- 
ditures of the city for the month of 
October, 1904, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Board o«f Education' submitted re- 
quests for erection of twenty portable 
schoolhouses ; to rescind action for six- 
room addition to Taylor School; to re- 
scind action for condemnation of prop- 
erty on Avers avenue and 18th street; to 
rescind action for twenty-room school 
building on Jenner site; to rescind ac- 
tion for condemnation of Lots 15 to 18, 
north of Jenner School, and to condemn 
Lot 19, adjoining said school, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Superintendent of Police submit- 
ted a request for an additional appro- 
priation of $25,000 to meet the shortage 
in the miscellaneous fund of the Police 
Department, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The City Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication : 

City Clerk's Office,") 
November 16, 1904. C 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — I hereby report to you 
all acceptances and bonds, under ordi- 
nances and orders, filed in this office 
since your last preceding meeting: 

Bond and acceptance of Washington 
Porter under ordinance of Oct. 31st, for 
stairway. 

Bond and acceptance of Hansell-Eloock 
Company under ordinance of July 14th 
for elevated side track. 

Bond and acceptance of Vendome 



Apartment Hotel, under ordinance of 
Oct. 3d for team scale. 

Bond and acceptance of Robert D. 
Sheppard and Joiseph Meyer, trustees, 
under ordinance of Oct. 17th, for side- 
walk elevator. 

Bond and acceptance of C. C. Soiberg 
under ordinance of Oct. 17th for stair- 
way in sidewalk. 

Bond of The Young Women's Christian 
Association of Chicago under ordinance 
of Oct. 17th for team scale. 

Bond of Wm. Waller, under ordinance 
of Oct. 17th for opening in sidewalk. 
Respectfully yours, 

Feed C. Bender, 

City Clerk. 

Which was placed on file. 

The City Clerk presented the official 
bond of Ceo. M. Doherty as Chief Build- 
ing Inspector in the penal sum of $10,- 
000, with The Title Guaranty and Trust 
Co. of Scranton, Pa., as surety. 

Aid. Conlon moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, MJoynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays— Cionlon — 1 . 

The Commissioner of Public Works 
submitted the draft of an ordinance 
amending Chapter 55 of the Revised 



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Code regarding the bringing of manholes, 
etc., to grade, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary, 

ALSO, 

A communication regarding the estab- 
lishment of a municipal foundry, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

A report showing expenditures on Sec- 
tions G3, H, and I, intercepting sewers, 
for October, 1904, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication and an order for a 
permit for the extension of a side track 
in favor of the C. & N. W. Ry. Co. in 
North Water street, between Clark street 
and Dearborn avenue, which Avas 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance establish- 
ing the grade of sundry streets in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance 
was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing 
the grade of sundry streets in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance 
was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coug-hlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Xunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

?^^ays — Conlon — 1. 



Special Assessment Improvement and 
Repealing Ordinances Submitted by 
the Board of Local Improvements; 
Also All Matters Presented by the 
Aldermen, Arranged as to Ward 
Numbers, Beginning With the Pint 
Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of 
A. Anderson for refund of saloon li- 
cense, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to John Mands 
to erect a barber pole in front of the 
premises No. 274 South State street, two 
feet from the building line. This permit 



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to be revoked at any time by order of 
the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Louis Ber- 
gamo to erect a barber pole in front of 
the premises 475 South State street, two 
feet from the building line. This permit 
to be revoked at any time by order of 
the Mayor. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 
for a permit to Shepherd Brooks to lay 
a pipe in Monroe street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 
vacating alley in Lot 6, Block 13, in 
Fort Dearborn Addition, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority, be and the same are hereby 
granted to John V. Farwell, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain an opening four and a half feet 
wide by six feet long, with iron cover 
for same, in the sidewalk space in front 
of 311 5th avenue, to be used as an open- 
ing to a chute to be constructed accord- 
ing to plans approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago, and to be filed in his office; the 
said opening shall be constructed in a 
safe and workmanlike manner undier 
the supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten ( 10 ) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 



cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place where said open- 
ing is located to a condition satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago, 
so that the portion of said sidewalk 
where said opening had been located, 
shall be put in the same condition, safe 
for public travel, as the other parts of 
said sidewalk in the same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000), with sureties to be 
approved hj the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all liabil- 
ity, cost, damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever, which may be suffered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which it may be 
put to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein granted; and 
conditioned further to observe and per- 
form all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability thereon shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall th'ereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee, his successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
sidewalk in which such opening is lo- 



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cated in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago now or hereafter in force, pertain- 
ing to and regulating the use of space 
underneath public sidewalks, and if com- 
pensation is required by any such ordi- 
nances to be paid to the City of Chi- 
cago for such use, the grantee herein, his 
successors and assigns, shall pay such 
compensation as is prescribed by any 
such ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
(30) days of an acceptance, in writing, 
of this ordinance by said grantee, and 
the filing within the same time of the 
bond herein provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Primgle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward) , Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Gonlo n — 1 . 

Aid. Coughlin presented a petition and 
an ordinance establishing a local option 
district in territory beginning on the 
eastern boundary line of the City of Chi- 
cago at the intersection of a line one 
hundred and forty-five feet north of and 



parallel to a prolongation of the north ' 
line of Sixteenth street, and running 
thence west to a point twenty-two feet 
east of Indiana avenue, thence south 
twenty-five feet on a line parallel to 
and twenty-two feet from said east line 
of Indiana avenue, thence west on a 
line parallel to and one hundred and 
twenty feet north of the north line of 
Sixteenth street to the center line of 
the north and south alley between In- 
diana avenue and Michigan avenue, 
thence south on the center line of said 
alley to a point one hundred and twenty 
feet south of the south line of Twenty- 
first street, thence east on a line 
parallel to and one hundred and twenty 
feet from said south line of Twenty-first 
street to a point two hundred and thirty 
feet west of the west line of Prairie 
avenue, thence south on a line parallel 
to and two hundred and thirty feet west 
of the said west line of Prairie avenue 
to a point one hundred and twenty feet 
south of the south line of Twenty- second 
street, thence east on a line parallel 
to and one hundred and twenty feet 
south of said south line of Twenty- sec- 
ond street and a prolongation thereof to 
the eastern boundary line of the city, 
thence along said eastern boundary line 
to the place of beginning, which were 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of 
State street, from Madison street to 
Jackson boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Prinigle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 



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kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormiek 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

ISlays — C onion — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of State street, from Madison 
street to Jackson boulevard, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of State street, from Madison 
street to Jackson boulevard," passed 
June 20th, 1904, be and the same is here- 
by repealed, and that the assessment 
made imder the provisions of said or- 
diance. Docket 29330 of the County 
Court of said county, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



j SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claim of 
Herman Eilenberger for decrease of wa- 
ter tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting permission to William O. King 
to maintain a coal hole in the side- 
walk at No. 2305 Calumet avenue. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and au- 



thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted unto William O. King, his 
successors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain in the sidewalk in front of his 
residence at 2305 Calumet avenue, one 
opening for the purpose of taking coal 
into his basement, with solid iron cover 
therefor, said opening not to exceed four 
(4) square feet in area, and to be on 
the same level and incorporated into said 
sidewalk. Said opening and cover shall 
be constructed aiccording to plans a,p- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, a copy of 
which said plans shall be kept on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said opening and cover shall be 
constructed in a safe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the passage of this ordinance, or at any 
time prior thereto at the discretion of 
the Mayor. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the said opening 
herein authorized shall be removed by 
said grantee, his successors or assigns, 
unless this ordinance shall be renewed, 
and if so removed the said sidewalk shall 
be restored to a good condition, satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, his successors or assigns, and 
without cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the said City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute 
to the City of Chicago a good and suf- 
ficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, damage or expense 



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of any kind whatsoever which may be 
suffered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason 
of the passage of this ordinance or from 
or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and conditioned further 
to observe and perform all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of this or- 
dinance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereunder shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this or- 
dinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges and authority herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein, his successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
sidewalk in which said opening is erected 
in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of 
Chicago now or hereafter in force, per- 
taining to and regulating the use of space 
underneath public sidewalks, and if com- 
pensation is required by any such ordi- 
nance to be paid to the City of Chicago 
for such use, the grantee herein, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall pay such com- 
pensation as is prescribed by any such 
ordinance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the accept- 
ance, in writing, of this ordinance by 
said grantee, and the filing of the bond 
herein required. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 



Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Bedlfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Bums, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

Nays — Gonlon — 1. • * 

Aid. Ailing presented a resolution di- 
recting the Committee on State Legisla- 
tion to prepare provisions for a new 
charter, which was 

Laid over. 

Aid. Dixon presented the claim of Geo. 
x\ppleton for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt the alley between 
Michigan avenue and Wabash avenue 
and from 145.75 feet north of 29th 
street to 315.50 feet north of 29th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Ailing, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, JozAvia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 



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Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
Islays — Conlon^ — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on the west 
side of South Park avenue, from 25th 
street to Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Primgle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Ratter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Islays — ^Oonlon — 1 . 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Smoke Inspector be 
and he is hereby directed to notify the 
Board of Education to immediately 
abate the smoke nuisance maintained by 
the Wendell Phillips School. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented an order for 
paving with brick alley from 38th street 
to 39th street, between Michigan and 
Indiana avenues, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Foreman presented a resolution 



to appoint a special charter committee 
of the City Council, which was 
Laid over. 

Aid. Pringle presented a resolution to 
appoint a special Chicago new charter 
commission, which was 

Laid over. 

Aid. Pringle presented the claim of 
Michael Madden for services during dis- 
ability, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of 
Langley avenue, from 37th street to the 
Chicago Junction Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Foreman, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foremian, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Roorney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

'Nays — 'Gonlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AlSr ORDINAlSrCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Langley avenue from 37th 
street to the Chicago Junction Rail- 
way, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 



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titled "An ordinance for tlie improve- 
ment of Langley avenue from 37th street 
to the Chicago Junction Railway," 
passed July 11th, 1904, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance. Docket 29389 of the County 
Court of said county, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

(Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented the following 
order : . 

Ordered, That the City Electrician is 
hereby directed to erect two gas lamps in 
front of church at No. 12 to 16 Alex- 
ander street, known as Maria Sucoronata 
Roman Catholic Italian Chui'ch. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Dailey presented an order for 
cement walk on 31st street, from Prince- 
ton avenue to Centre avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Dailey presented an ordinance to 
permit Geist Bros, to lay a switch track 
at 33d and Stewart avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Compen- 
sation. 

Aid. 'Dailey presented a communication 
notifying the Council of the completion 
of the wrecking of building at No. 108 
Lincoln avenue by the Wallace House 
Wrecking Co., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Rooney presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay a six-inch Aviater main in 



Haynes court, from 31st street to the 
northwestward about 170 feet, for circu- 
lation. 

^^Tiich was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Rooney and McCormick presented 
an ordinance in favor of Armour & Co. 
for a switch track crossing Waterville 
and 32d streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee' on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. McCormick and Rooney presented 
an order for a permit to raise St. Markus 
Church at 35 Union avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Rooney and McCormick presented 
orders as follows, viz.: 

For cinder walk on both sides of Union 
avenue, from 33d street to 39th street. 

For a cinder walk on both sides of 34th 
court and 34th street, from Halsted 
street to Centre avenue. 

For cinder walk on both sides of 36th 
street, from Halsted street to Morgan 
street. 

For a cinder walk on 38th street, from 
Halsted street to South Morgan street. 

For cinder walk on 37th place and 37th 
street, from Halsted street to South 
Morgan street. 

For cinder walk on both sides of 
Emerald avenue, from 33d street to 39th 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Potter presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Ken- 
wood Parish of the Church of New 
Jerusalem, located at the corner of 
Woodla^vn avenue and 46th street, to 



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connect a three -inch service pipe with 
the city water main in 46th street and 
to supply said church with Avater free 
of charge. The legal description of said 
church property is as follows: Lot 2 and 
the north 10.16 feet of Lot 3, in Sub. of 
north 7-10 of north 1-2 of Block 8, in 
executors of E. K. Hubbard's Sub. in 
Sec. 2-38-14. 
Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Young and Potter presented an 
order for paving with asphalt East 45th 
street, from Vincennes avenue to Cot- 
tage Grove avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
jDrovements. 

Aid. Young, Potter, Snow and Bennett 
presented an order for paving with 
asphalt East 51st street, from State 
street to Grand boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



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SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of 
the U. S. Y. &. T. Co. for refund of 
milk license; also the claims of S. 
Mayer and Kemper Bros, for refund of 
water certificates; also the claims of the 
Gardner Mill Co. and Louis H. Mahnke 
for rebate of water taxes, which were 

Referred to the 'Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following- 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to pay the 
November pay rolls of all city depart- 
ments before Thanksgiving Day. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to advertise for a suitable site for the 
erection of a building to be used for the 
11th Precinct Police Station; site to be 
located between 46th and 50th streets 
and between State street and South 
Park avenue, in accordance with the re- 



quest of the General Superintendent of 
Police attached hereto. 

Ordered, That the General Superin- 
tendent of Police be and he is hereby 
authorized to employ one additional 
blacksmith and one additional carriage 
painter in the repair shops of the Police 
Department in accordance with his re- 
quest attached hereto, and the Comp- 
troller is directed to transfer from ap- 
propriation for Labor Fund "L" to repair 
shop salary account sufficient money to 
pay for the above additional men for the 
balance of the year 1904. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
transfer from appropriation for coal in 
the Appropriations for Bureau of Sewers 
to "Repairs and Renewals, Fullerton ave- 
nue pumping station, the sum of three 
thousand five hundred ($3,500.00) dol- 
lars, in accordance with the request of 
the Commissioner of Public Works at- 
tached hereto. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to transfer from appropriation for Mer- 
rick Park to the appropriation for Aus- 
tin Park the sum of fifty ($50.00) dol- 
lars, in accordance with the request of 
the Commissioner of Public Works at- 
tached hereto. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby ordered to transfer from 
appropriations for City Prosecuting At- 
torney's office. Fund "C" to Fund "B," 
the sum of four hundred and fifty 
($450.00) dollars. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to make the 
following transfer of funds: The sum 
of $200 from the appropriation for new 
pumping engines and appurtenances 
known as account 42 Extra 16 to the 
fund for new cement sidewalks Central 
Park avenue and Springfield avenue 
pumping stations, known as account 42 
Extra 20, and transfer from the appro- 
priation for new feeder mains Hyde 
Park, known as 42 Extra 19 the sum of 



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$700 to the appropriation for water pipe 
in Oglesby avenue, "Fund 42 Extra 28." 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized to make the fol- 
lowing distribution of the emergency ap- 
propriation made on October 24, 1904, 
for small-pox work, as per request of the 
Commissioner of Health attached hereto: 
. B. Contagious disease $13,850 

D. Isolation Hospital 500 

E, Isolation Hospital repairs 

and renewals 500 

G. Ambulance, repairs and re- 
newals 150 

$15,000 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
transfer in the appropriations for Po- 
lice Department the following sums: 

From Fund G to Fund L $6,000 

to Fund 'J 4,000 

to Fund V 7,000 

$17,000 
in accordance with the request of the 
General Superintendent of Police at- 
tached hereto. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
transfer in appropriation for City Sealer 
from A account to B the sum of three 
hundred and fifty ($350.00) dollars, in 
accordance with the request of the City 
Sealer attached hereto. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfers in the 
appropriation for the Fire Department, 
in accordance with the request of the 
Fire Marshal attached hereto: 
From Salary Fund J, watch- 
man, to Fund W, light and 

heat $ 8,000.00 

From Salary Fund G, truck- 
men, to Fund T, fuel for en- 
gines 5,000.00 

From Salary Fund E, engi- 
neers, to Fund Q, furniture 
and bedding 7,000.00 



From Sialary Fund E, engi- 
neers, to Fund E, hoise and 
couplings 500.00 

From Salary Fund E, engi- 
neers, to Fund X, stationery 
and printing 600.00 

From Salary Fund F, drivers, 

to Fund BB, other operation 500.00 

From Salary Fund D, Lieuten- 
ants, to Fund P, repairs and 
renewals of harness 300.00 

From Salary Fund D, Lieuten- 
ants, to Fund S, other 500.00 



$22,400.00 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to transfer 
from the Mayor's Contingent Fund the 
sum of $1,000 for the paym.ent of ex- 
pense of setting up new set of Special 
Assessment Books in the City Treas- 
urer's office; and 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to transfer 
from the Mayor's Contingent Fund to 
Account 19B, Police Court Expense, the 
sum of $1,500, both in accordance mth 
the requests of the City Comptroller at- 
tached hereto. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
transfer the sum of three hundred and 
seventy-live ($375.00) dollars from Fund 
"6-B," City Attorney's Office, to the 
credit of Fund "5-A," Prosecuting Attor- 
ney salaries. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to transfer 
from Funds E, C and D to Fund A, in 
appropriation for Election Expenses, the 
sum of twelve thousand five hundred 
($12,500.00) dollars, in accordance with 
the request of the Board of Election 
Commissioners hereto attached. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 



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thorized and directed to spend all 
moneys collected from the various trac- 
tion companies for cleaning that portion 
of the streets occupied by their tracks, in 
the removal of garbage and for street 
cleaning, and the Comptroller is hereby 
authorized and directed to pay same. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon^ 
Fioreman, Prinigle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihian, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCorjiick 
(21st ward), Sulliva.ii, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That an emergency appro- 
priation of fifty thousand ($50,000.00) 
dollars for the installation of a partial 
new boiler plant for the 68th street 
pumping station is hereby made from 
the Water Fund, same to be appropriated 
for in the appropriation bill for the year 
1905. This action is taken at the re- 
quest of the Commissioner of Public 
Works attached hereto. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, 'Ooughliii, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Prinigle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 



Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to expend a sum not to 
exceed $3,000 for the construction of a 
vault for storage of city records in the 
basement of the City Hall. This amount 
to be paid out of the city bond issue for 
permanent improvements. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringlc', Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
P'otter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie^ 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Whereas, Wabash avenue, betweem 
12th and 22d streets, about three years 
ago was paved with asphalt pavement 
laid by Joseph Duffy, contractor, and 
some months ago became quite badly out 
of repair, and was repaired by the Na- 



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tional Surety Company, the surety on 
the bond of the said Duffy; and, 

Whereas, The said pavement since 
that time ha>s again become so badly out 
of repair that it must be repaired at 
once or barricaded, and the Surety 
Company having declined to again repair 
the same after notice to said Duffy and 
to the said Surety Company so to do; 
and, 

Whereas, The said street is one of the 
most important thoroughfares of the City 
of Chicago and in the heart of the busi- 
ness district, and it is highly important 
that the said pavement be repaired with- 
out delay; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be requested to let a con- 
tract for the repair of said asphalt pave- 
ment on said Wabash avenue, between 
12th and 22d streets, at a cost of not to 
exceed seven thousand five hundred dol- 
lars ($7,500.00), the money to be paid 
for the same to be appropriated in the 
next annual appropriation ordinance. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake^ Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Oonlon^ — 1. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 



ized to include the following language in 
the contract for the paving of the G-reen 
Street System, Warrant 31164, in ac- 
cordance with its request attached here- 
to. The above amounts to be paid out 
Oif the assessments heretofore levied or 
to be hereafter levied for said improve- 
ment, so far as the same shall extend, 
being the amounts hereinabove first set 
forth, and the balance and excess shall 
be paid to said oontractor out of the 
General Fund of the City of Chicago and 
in pursuance of a resolution adopted by 
the said Board of Local Improvements 
October 29th, 1904, recommending an ap- 
propriation by the City Council for such 
excess and balance, in the Appropria- 
tion Bill of the City of Chicago for 1905, 
which is hereby made a stipulation and 
covenant hereof. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th w^ard), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to purchase a piece of property in the 
vicinity of 103d and State streets, in ac- 
cordance with recommendation of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, for the 
location of a pumping station, the cost 
of same to be paid out of the appropria- 



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tion for "new southwest land and lake 
tunnels, with pumping station, engines, 
etc." 

. Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Bixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
■ Rooney, McGormick (5th ward), Young, 
Better, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fiek, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
fcowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, MoCormick 
(21st wara), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Cionl on — 1 . 

Aid. Bennett presented orders as fol- 
lows, viz.: 

For cement walk from curb to lot 
line on south side of 63d street, from 
Madison avenue to Monroe avenue. 

For 16-foot cement sidewalk on east 
side of Jackson Park avenue, from 69th 
place to 71st street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to John Crute for a 
building having a brick party wall be- 
tween, it and adjoining building, same to 
be covered with asbestos transite board, to 
be located in "White City" Park, south- 
west corner of 63d street and South Park 
avenue, size 100x165 feet, as per plans 
approved by the Commissioner of Build- 
ings and hereto attached. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Snow presented the claim of the 



Brighton Teaming Co. for damage on ac- 
count of track elevation, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Madison avenue, from 67th 
street to 69t^ street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Fioreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sdtts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, MoCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Gonlon — 1. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented orders as follows, 
viz.: 

For a system of sewers for the terri- 
tory lying between 75th street, 79th 
street, Colfax avenue and Railroad ave- 
nue. 

For a system of sewers for the terri- 
tory lying between 79th street, 81st 
street, Ontario avenue and Saginaw ave- 
nue. 

For a system of sewers for the terri- 
tory lying between 83d street, 86th 
street, Ontario avenue and Green Bay 
avenue. 

For a system of sewers for the terri- 



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tory lying between 83d street, 87th 
street, Ontario avenue and Sherman 
avenue. 

For a system of sewers for the terri- 
tory lying between 75th street, 79th 
street, Railroad avenue and Lake avenue. 

For a system of sewers for the terri- 
tory lying between 81st street, 83d 
street, Ontario avenue and Muskegon 
avenue. 

For opening Merrill avenue, from 
71st street to 72d street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Jones presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Wiorks be and he is hereby di- 
rected t'O have South Chicago City Rail- 
way improve croissing of 74th street and 
Coles avenue, same improvement now 
being put in on 74th street. 

Ordered, That the Commisisioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have Illinois Central Railroad 
and Calumet Electric Railway improve 
crossing at 74th street and Railroad ave- 
nue, same as present improvement of 
street; also erect gates at same crossing. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Jones presented an ordinance au- 
thorizing the South Chicago City Rail- 
way Co. to carry U. S. mail and to haul 
parcels and packages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commiisisioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay 85 feet of water pipe in 
Avenue "J," from 106th street to 85 feet 
northward for circulation purposes. 

Ordered, That the Commisisioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to compel the South Chicago Ry. 
(I. C.) to erect gates and maintain flag- 



men at all crossings from 71st street to 
83d street; also maintain night men at 
these crossings. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and are hereby authorized 
and directed to enter into a contract with 
George W. Scott, Consulting Engineer, to 
inspect the machinery to be built and 
placed in the Jackson Park avenue pump- 
ing station in connection with the 73d 
street sewer system, in aooordance with 
his propsition and proposals on file in 
the office of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, and to pay said Scott for his serv- 
ices the sum of $1,250.00; and, it is 
further 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee 
of this Council be and are hereby di- 
rected to include in the annual appro- 
priation bill for the year 1905 the said 
sum of $1,250.00, and, in addition there- 
to, an approximate sum for the payment 
of the necessary traveling expenses and 
charges. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented an ordinance 
for the elevation of the roadbed and 
tracks of the P. Ft. W. -& C. Ry. and 
its lessee, the Pennsylvania Co., South 
Chicago and Southern R. R., Cummings 
Branch of the P. Ft. W. & C. Ry., L. S. 
& M. S. Ry., B. & 0. R. R., South Chi- 
cago R. R., C. & W. I. R. R., C. R. I. & 
P. Ry. and Lake Shore and Eastern Ry., 
from Stony Island avenue to Indiana 
State line. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Track Elevation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cinder sidewalk on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit: 86th 
street, from Commercial avenue to Hous- 
ton avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Moynihan, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 



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FoTeman, Prinigle, Dailey, Ricliert, 
Raomey, iMcOormiek (Sth ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Oullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkjin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Deveir, Moran, Ryan, 
Patter&on, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Willis ton, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson," Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
'Nays — Oonlon — 1. 



NINTii WARD 

Aid. Preib presented the claim of 
Henry A. du Pont for decrease of water 
tax, which was 

Referred bo the Committee on Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Hurt presented the claim of S. 
Franklin & Co. for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Hoffman presented an order for 
a permit to J. A. Slepicka to erect a 
frame shed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of South Ashland avenue, 
from West 16th street to West 17th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cullerton, the ordinance was passed 



and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Roo ney, McOormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Islays — Oonlon — 1. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented an order for 
paving with asphalt West 22d street, 
from Ashland avenue to 15 feet west of 
Honian avenue, except 16 feet occupied 
by street railway right of way, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Uhlir presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to tap a water main in front of 
the St. Casmirs Church School, now un- 
der construction at Nos. 1011, 1013 and 
1015 South Whipple street, and to lay 
a 3-inch iron water pipe to connect with 
said main and the curb, without meter, 
said connection and laying of said pipe 
to be without cost to said church or 
school. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Uhlir presented an ordinance va- 
cating alley bounded by West 13th and 



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West 14th streets and Oakley and Irving 
avenues, which, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of 
West 22d street, from Blue Island ave- 
nue to 15 feet west of South Homan 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Fioremian, Pringle, Dailey, Eichert, 
Rooney, McOormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moyniban, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt. Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kiowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, MeCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Oonlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West 22d street, from Blue 
Island avenue to 15 feet west of South 
Homan avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West 22d street from Blue Is- 
land avenue to 15 feet west of South 
Homan avenue," passed June 2, 1902, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 



October 28, 1902, Warrant 31651, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for the improvement of a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-\tit. : South 
Sacramento avenue, from West 22d 
street to West 24th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Uhlir, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, DixoUj 
Foremian, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, MeCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moyniban, Jones, 
Preib, Fiek, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
fcowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, MeCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — C onion — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to-wit.: South Sacramento ave- 
nue, from West 22d street to West 
24th street; South Whipple street, 
from West 22d street to West 26th 
street; West 23d street, from Marshall 
boulevard to South Homan avenue; 
West 24th street, from Marshall boule- 
vard to South Trumbull avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 



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titled "An ordinance for the ■ improve- 
ment of a system of streets as follows, 
to- wit.: South Sacramento avenue, 
from West 22d street to West 24th 
street; South Whipple street, from 
West 22d street to West 26th street; 
West 23d street, from Marshall boule- 
vard to South Homan avenue and West 
24th street from Marshall boulevard to 
South Trumbull avenue," passed June 
27, 1904, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance. 
Docket 29353 of the County Court of 
said county, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented an ordinance va- 
cating part of Sawyer avenue and alley, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
a,nd Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. Scully prevented the following or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

For turning over Sacramento avenue to 
Park Commissioners for boulevard 
purposes. 

Be it ordained hy the City Cowncil of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Whereas, the Board of 
West Chicago Park Commissioners are 
about selecting and taking, for the uses 
and purposes mentioned in an Act of 
the General Assembly of the State of Illi- 
nois, entitled "An Act to enable Park 
Commissioners or park authorities to 
take, regulate, control and improve pub- 
lic streets, and to pay for the improve- 
ment thereof," approved June 21, 1895, 
in force July 1, 1895, all that portion or 
part of Sacramento avenue, from the 
south line of Sacramento square to the 
south line of Twelfth street; and the 
consent of the owners of a majority of 



the frontage of the lots abutting on said 
streets, so far as taken or proposed to be 
taken, having been obtained, therefore, 
consent is hereby given and granted to 
the said Board of West Chicago Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, control 
and improve that described part of 
Sacramento avenue in manner and for 
uses provided in the said Act of the Gren- 
eral Assembly, as a park driveway and 
for park purposes only. And full power 
and authority are hereby granted to said 
Board to control, improve and maintain 
the part of said avenue, so to be taken 
as aforesaid, for the purposes of carrying 
out the provisions of said Act of the 
General Assembly. 

Section 2. The permission hereby 
given is granted upon the express condi- 
tion that said Board of West Chicago 
Park Commissioners shall never, at any 
time hereafter, grant permit or give to 
any person, persons or corporation now 
in existence, or that may hereafter be or- 
ganized, .any permission or right of way 
to construct on said boulevard any horse, 
cable, steam, electric or other railway 
of any character or description whatever, 
whether such railway is proposed to be 
placed beneath, on, or above the surface 
of said boulevard. 

Section 3. The City of Chicago here- 
by expressly reserves the right to lay 
under the surface of said street, water, 
gas or other pipes, and to build and re- 
pair sewers in said Sacramento avenue, 
to lay electric or 'other wires and make 
other underground improvements in the 
same manner and to the same extent 
that said City of Chicago might hereto- 
fore have done. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall not 
be held or construed to in any way sur- 
render or abridge the right of the City of 
Chicago to control for any purpose not 
inconsistent with such use as a boule- 
vard, such portions of cross streets as 
constitute, in common, a portion of such 
Sa'cramento avenue. 

Section 5. Unless said Board of West 



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Chicago Park Commissioners shall, within 
ninety (90) days after the passage of 
this ordinance, by the vote of said board, 
select and take the said part of said ave- 
nue for the purposes aforesaid, this ordi- 
nance shall cease to be of any force and 
effect and the consent given by Section 1 
aforesaid shall be deemed to be with- 
drawn. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, CougTilin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Mioynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, INIcCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race. Hunter— 66. 

Nays — ^Conlon — 1 . 

Aid. Scully presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
the north side of Taylor street, from 
Campbell avenue to Rockwell street, 
be and is hereby established adjoining 
the curb. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. ^ This ordinance shall be in 
effect on and after its passage and pub- 
lication. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 



Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert,^ 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones,. 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton^ 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton^ 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

Nays — ^Gonlon — 1 . 

Aid. Scully presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to exercise his police authority 
to abate nuisance caused by exhaust 
steam and oil coming from power plant 
at Washington boulevard and Western 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to remove all obstructions across 
streets and alleys in the block bounded 
by Van Buren, Harrison, Clinton and 
Jefferson streets, maintained by the 
Western Electric Company. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to furnish this Council Avith list 
of permits, issued by his department, to 
the Western Electric Company, for 
bridges, passageways, etc., in territory 
bounded by Van Buren, Harrison, Clin- 
ton and Jefferson streets. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented an oMinance 
to amend an ordinance entitled "An or- 
dinance requiring the Pittsburg, Cin- 
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 



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Company, the Chi'cago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway Company and 
the Metropolitan West Side Elevated 
Railroad Company, to respectively ele- 
vate the plane of certain of their rail- 
way tracks within the City of Chicago, 
and changing the grades of portions of 
certain streets and avenues in said 
city," passed February 11th, 1901, and 
published on pages 2104 to 2123, inclu- 
sive, of the official proceedings of the 
City Council of the City of Chicago for 
the years 1900 and 1901, and amended 
March 29th, 1904, and published on pages 
2872 to 2874, inclusive, of the official 
proceedings of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago for the years 1903 and 
1904, and further amended June 27th, 
1904, and published on pages 728 to 730, 
inclusive, of the official proceedings of 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 
for the years 1904 and 1905, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Track 
Elevation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of 
Fulton street, from North Kedzie avenue 
to 96 feet east of North Talman avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Harkin, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon,' 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
bowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leaehman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 



noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Oonlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the im- 
provement of Fulton street, from 
North Kedzie avenue to 96 feet east of 
North Talman avenue, in the City oi 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of Fulton street, from North Kedzie ave- 
nue to 96 feet east of North Talman ave- 
nue," passed June 6, 1904, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the as- 
se/ssment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance. Docket 29278 of the 
County Court of said County, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall l>« 
in force from and after its passage. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Humboldt 
Park Church of the New Jerusalem, 
southeast corner of LeMoyne and Califor- 
nia avenues, to tap a water main in front 
of said church in California avenue, for 
the purpose of making a three-inch con- 
nection without meter, and to lay pipe 
to connect with pipe organ of said 
church, said connection and laying of 
pipe to be without costs to said church. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
resolution: 

Whereas, This Council has learned 
with deep sorrow and regret of the death 



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of former Aid. James A. Keats; and, 

Whereas, As Alderman oi the old 
Fourteenth Ward from 1890 to 1896 he 
served our city with great zeal and fidel- 
ity and merited the gratitude of his fel- 
low citizens; therefore be it 

Resolved, That as a mark of respect 
for the deceased these resolutions be 
spread upon the records of this Council, 
and that our heartfelt sympathy be here- 
by tendered to his afflicted family in 
their sad bereavement. 

Resolved further, That the City Clerk 
is hereby directed to transmit a copy of 
these resolutions, suitably engrossed, to 
the family of the deceased. 

Which was on motion duly adopted by 
a rising vote. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
Henry Schroeder for decrease of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. . 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Health be and he is hereby directed to 
issue certificate of inspection for plumb- 
ing on premises 829 Girard street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
.Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue permit to the property 
owners abutting North avenue, between 
Ashland and California avenues, to open 
said street, for the purpose of putting in 
the necessary underground work (said 
street is about to be paved), free of 
charge. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the fol- 
lowing orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Barney Drabanski to 
construct and repair building in rear of 
934 North Paulina street, 32 feet long, 
20 feet wide, story high. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Health be and he is hereby directed to 
permit the completion of the buildings 
known as No. 807 North Marshfield ave- 
nue and No. 697 Holt street, with one 
toilet for each floor of two small apart- 
ments. 

Which were referred to the Committee 
on Building Department.. 

Aid. Kunz presented the claim of Jos. 
Croake for loss of horse; also the claims 
of John Jozonbek and Hubert Abraham 
for damage to property on account of 

track elevation, which were j 

li 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. | 

I 
The Board of Local Improvements sub- | 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and ! 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of North Paulina street, fnom West 
North avenue to Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jozwiakowski, the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fiek, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, MoCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 



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noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
"Nays — Conlon — 1 . 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented the following or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1709 of the Revised 
Code of Chicago of 1897. 

Be it ordained 'by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1709 of the 

Revised Code of Chicago of 1897 be and 

the same is hereby amended to read as 

follows : 

"Section 1709 P. I. It shall be un- 
lawful for any of the street railway 
companies of the City of Chicago to 
suffer any car to run on any of the 
streets or any portion or part there- 
of in the city at any time, unless the 
same shall be in charge of and under 
the control of some competent conduc- 
tor, who ishall be a person other than 
the driver of isaid car. 

P. II. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
suffer or permit to be attached to any 
electric motor car and run on any of 
the public streets or ways of said city 
more than one additional car, common- 
ly known as a "trailer." 

P. III. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
sufl'er or permit any car to be in use 
or run on any of the public streets or 
ways of the said city unless said car 
contains a standard Fahrenheit ther- 
mometer in good order and so placed 
as to give the average temperature of 
said oar and be visible to the passen- 
gers. 

P. IV. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
suffer or permit any car to be in use 
or run on any of the public streets or 
ways of the said city unless said car 



be kept at a temperature not lower 
than 65 degrees Fahrenheit. 

P. V. It shall he unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
suffer or permit any car to run or to 
be in use on any of the public streets 
or ways of the said city, except on such 
schedules and by such routes as the City 
Council may from time to time deter- 
mine. 

P. VI. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
suffer or permit any car to run or to 
be in use'^ on any of the public streets 
or ways of the said city unless said 
car shall be clean, disinfected and free 
from foul air. 

P. VII. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
suffer or permit any car to run or be 
in us^ on any of the public streets or 
ways of the said city unless the track- 
age over which said car must run is 
in such condition as to prevent jolting 
and jarring of the passengers. 

P. VIII. It shall be unlawful for 
any of said street railway companies 
to suffer or permit any car to be in use 
or run on any of the public streets or 
ways of the said city, unless the right 
of way is in such condition that dust 
will not be raised by the passage of 
said car. 

P. IX. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
suffer or permit any car to be in use 
or run on any of the public streets or 
ways of the said city unless near the 
thermometer in said car is kept a re- 
ceptacle containing a supply of com- 
plaint cards in order that complaints 
of unsatisfactory service may be made 
to the proper city official. Said cards 
shall be furnished by the city. 

P. X. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies to 
suffer or permit any car to be in use 
or run on any of the public streets or 
ways of the said city unless in said car 
is conspicuously posted a printed state- 



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ment of the requirements of this ordi- 
nance and such other information as 
may be necessary for the passengers. 
Said statement shall be composed and 
furnished by the city. 

P. XI. It shall be unlawful for any 
of said street railway companies not 
to run or use its cars on the schedules 
and routes determined from time to 
time by the City Council. 

P. XII. For each and every viola- 
tion of any of the provisions of this 
section said companies or either of 
them, shall be subject to a!" fine of not 
less than ten nor exceding one hun- 
dred dollars." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, approval and publication. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Dever presented the claim of An- 
ton Lewaendowski for damage to prop- 
erty on account of track elevation, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Sitts presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the claim of E. A. 
Schreiber, placed on file March 23d, 1904, 
be taken from file and re-referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance 
and estimate for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of Austin avenue, from North 
Halsted street to North Western ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, I>ixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 



Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
fcowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
Na ys — Conlon — 1 . 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a stone sidewalk on both sides 
of North Halsted street, from West Chi- 
cago avenue to Austin avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Sitts, 
deferred. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Conlon presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to F. R. Jaeger 
to maintain stej)s and area wall into 
basement at number 550 West Lake 
street, northwest corner of St. Johns 
place, same to be Sy2 feet mde, 19 feet 
long, in sidewalk on St. Johns place of 
14 feet, 9 inches; also to place coal hole 
flush with cement walk 3x4 feet on St. 
Johns place. Same to be revoked at any 
time by order of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Joseph P. 
Wathier Co. to hang a canvas sign 
across at 178 West Madison street. This 
permit to be revoked at any time by or- 
der of the Mayor. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid., Conlon presented the claim of F. 



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D. L. Austin for loss of wages, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ryan presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Building Commis- 
sioner be and he is hereby directed to is- 
sue a permit to L. Yore, 60 Elburn ave- 
nue, to enclose one side (the east side) 
of a shelter shed, 15x30x30 feet in di- 
mensions. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Building Department, 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the claim of Wm. 
Johnson for loss of horses, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have telephone pole removed 
from southwest corner of South Leavitt 
and FLournoy streets. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented an order for 
paving with brick any alley thaA needs 
it in the block bounded by Oakley boule- 
vard, Claremont avenue, Harrison street 
and Van Buren street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. McCormick presented the claim of 
the H. Channon Co. for goods furnished 
the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. McCormick presented the follow- 
ing resolution: 

Whereas, Certain cities of the Ger- 
man empire have sent exhibitions of 
Municipal Art and Progress to the Louis- 
iana Purchase Exhibition; and, 

Whereas, The Chicago Municipal Mu- 
seum has arranged to display these ex- 
hibitions in the City of Chicago without 
any expense to the city; be it and it is 
hereby 

Resolved, That the aforesaid cities be 
invited to send their exhibitions to be 
displayed in the City of Chicago. 

Which was on motion duly adopted. 

Aid. McCormick presented the follow- 
ing order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to set 4-inch valve on 4-inch main 
in Dearborn avenue, 5 feet south of the 
south line of Chicago avenue. Replace 
500 feet of 4-inch with 8-inch pipe in 
Pine street, from Ohio to Illinois street 
and 720 feet ol 4-inch with 12-inch pipe 
in Chicago avenue, from Lincoln Park 
boulevard eastward 700 feet. Above 
work to be done prior to the paving of 
said streets, which paving is to be com- 
pleted this fall. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Palmer presented the claim of 
Mrs. B. S. Flesh for damage to property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick Chestnut place, from 
Chestnut street to Delaware place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Palmer, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 



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Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Haxkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormiek 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehem.ann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
'Nays — Go nlo n — 1 . 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to allow the switch 
track from the C. M. & St. P. railway 
tracks on Cherry avenue, from the south- 
east corner of Lot 4, Block 76, Elston's 
Addn. to Lot 1, Block 76, Elston's, which 
was laid under an ordinance in favor of 
Biegler, Ebertshaeuser & Co., to remain 
at said location; and that Henry Ebert- 
shaeuser, who has succeeded to the 
rights of said company, be allowed to 
operate and maintain said track. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby directed to erect two 
gas lamp posts in front of St. Phillip's 
Church, at the iSouthwest corner of Oak 
street and Gault court. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Amendment to Section 13 of Chapter 3 



of the Revised Code of the City of 
Chicago of 1897, relating to the duties 
of the City Clerk. 

Be it ordained 'by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Amend Section 13 of Chap- 
ter 3 of the Revised Code of •the City of 
Chicago of 1897, relating to the duties 
of the City Clerk, by adding to said sec- 
tion the following, to be known as para- 
graph number 7: 

Paragraph No. 7. He shall prepare, 
or have prepared, printed or typewritten 
copies of all communications, orders, 
resolutions, ordinances or other original 
matter referred to a standing committee 
of the City Council, and shall furnish 
each member of the standing committee, 
to which such matter or matters are re- 
ferred, with a copy thereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Whicn was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

Aid. Werno moved to reconsider the 
vote by which an ordinance amending 
Section 187 of the Revised Code in rela- 
tion to labels on: bread was passed Oc- 
tober 31, 1904, page 1504, and refer the 
same to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by Wisconsin street, North 
Clark street. Center street and North 
Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Werno, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foremian, Pringle, DaileJ^, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormiek (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 



d 



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Hoflfrriian, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Haxkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kovvski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
Nays — Conlon — 1 . 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue permit to Jos. Friedman 
to stretch a banner over the street at 
128 Center street for thirty days, to be 
revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the following 
ordinances : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance relat- 
ing to the Department of Buildings and 
governing the erection of buildings, etc., 
in the City of Chicago, passed March 
28th, 1898, as amended July 18, 1904, be 
and is hereby amended as follows, to- 
wit.: Strike out the last paragraph of 
Section A8 of the amendment thereto, 
passed July 18th, 1904, and in lieu there- 
of insert the following, to-wit. : 

"Exit doors from isuch rooms shall 
not be obscured by draperies and shall 
not be locked or fastened in any man- 
ner during the entire time any such 
room is open to the public, so as to 
prevent them from being easily opened 
outwardly; and« such doors shall be 
so constructed and maintained as to 



require no knowledge or special effort 
to open them from the interior." 
Section 2. Strike out the last para- 
graph of Section B9 of the amendment 
thereto, passed July 18th, 1904, and in 
lieu thereof insert the following, to-wit: 
"Exit doors from such rooms shall 
not be obscured by draperies and shall 
not be locked or fastened in any man- 
ner during the entire time any such 
room is open to the public, so as 't>o 
prevent them from being easily opened 
outwardly; and such doors shall be so 
constructed and maintained as to re- 
quire no knowledge or special effort to 
open them from the interior." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and 
due publication. 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance relat- 
ing to the Department of Buildings and 
governing the erection of buildings, etc., 
in the City of Chicago, passed March 
28th, 1898, as amended October 24th, 
1904, be and is hereby amended as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

Strike out the second paragraph of 
Section 15 thereof as amended October 
24, 1904, and in lieu thereof insert the. 
following, to-wit : 

"Exit doors from such rooms shall 
not be obscured by draperies and shall 
not be locked or fastened in any man- 
ner during the entire time any such 
room is open to the public, so as to 
prevent them from being easily opened 
outwardly; and such doors shall be 
so constructed and maintained as to 
require no knowledge or special effort 
to open them from the interior. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

Which were referred to the Special 
Committee on Theaters. 



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TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the order directing the 
Finance Committee to take up and set- 
tle Weir, McKeehney & Co. litigation, 
placed on file October 3d, 1904, be taken 
from file and referred to Committee on 
Finance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to JBEarry Rob- 
inovitch to maintain a five- foot wooden 
sign in front of premises 1710 North 
Clark street, under the rules and regu- 
lations of the department and subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time 
at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to lay a six-inch 
pipe from the water main in Bja'on 
street into the premises of the House of 
the Good Shepherd, between Seminary 
and Racine avenues, without cost and 
without meter, the House of the Good 
Shepherd being a charitable institution. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to make a three-inch (or four- 
inch, to suit his convenience) connection 
with the water main, free of charge and 
without meter, for the "Church of New 
Jerusalem," at 1210 Sheridan boulevard, 
water to be used for purpose of running 
orga^n. Said connection to be run to the 
curb free of cost to said church. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 



thority be and the same is hereby granted 
to W. F. Ro'os Company, 1056 Belmont 
avenue, their successors and assigns, to 
construct and maintain a team scale and 
necessary operating appurtenances on 
Herndon street, on the west side of the 
street, 105 feet north of Belmont avenue, 
Chicago, 111. The location of said scale 
and the work of construction necessary 
in and about the placing of the same 
shall be done under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten years from and after the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto at the discretion of the 
Mayor. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the said grantee shall at all 
times keep the scale and the portion of 
the street immediately surrounding the 
same in good .condition and repair and 
safe for public travel, to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the Cit}^ of Cricago. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted, the said grantee, 
their successors or assigns, shall forth- 
with remove said scale and its appurte- 
nances, and restore the street to its 
proper condition to the satisfaction of 
tlie Conunisisioner of Public Works, so 
tliat the jjortion of said street where 
said scale has been located shall be put 
in the same condition as the other parts 
of said street in the same block. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall is- 
sue until the grantee herein shall exe- 
cute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the sum of ten thou- 
sand ($10,000.00) dollars, with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all liabil- 



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ity, damage or expense of any kind wliat- 
soever which may be suffered by said 
City of Chicago, or which it may be put 
to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the pemission herein given; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. The said bond 
and the liability of the sureties there- 
under shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges and authority herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6, This ordinance shall be in 
force and' effect from and after its pas- 
sage, and upon the filing of an accept- 
ance, in writing, of this ordinance by the 
said grantee, and a filing of bond herein 
provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 
. Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kow;ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
Nays — ^Oonlon — 1 . 

Aid. Blake presented- the following 
order : 

Ordered, That His Honor, the Mayor, 
appoint two Aldermen as delegates to 



represent the City Council of the City 
of Chicago in the New Charter Conven- 
tion, and to take part in the deliberations 
thereof from time to time and report 
back to the City Council. 

Which was laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Reinberg presented an order for 
the paving of Ridge avenue, from Clark 
street to West Ravens wood Park, and 
from Thome avenue to Devon avenue; 
also, West Ravenswood Park, from Peter- 
son avenue to Thome avenue, with lime- 
stone and sandstone curbing, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Reinberg presented an ordinance 
va'cating alley in Block 5 in High Ridge, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of North Lincoln street, from Bel- 
mont avenue to Grace street. 

By unanimous" consent, on motion of 
Aid. Blake, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixom, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
HoiTman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noeh, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



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ALSOj 

A reoommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of Rossooe street, from West Ravenswood 
Park to North Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motiion of 
Aid. Reinberg, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Bixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Roomey, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, JozAvia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterw^rth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

l^ays — Oonlon — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for a six-foot cement sidewalk 
on both sides of Byron street, from 
North Ashland avenue to Southport ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Blake, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foremian, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kuuz, Sitts, DeVer, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 



Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, W^endling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butter\vorth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

Nays — C'OTilon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot 
cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Byron street, from North Ashland ave- 
nue to Southport avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for a six-foot cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Byron street, 
from North Ashland avenue to South- 
port avenue," passed July 9, 1900, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed May 
28, 1901, Warrant 30151, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



A report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for a six-foot cement sidewalk 
on both sides of Melrose street, from 
North Ashland avenue to Racine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coug'hlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moj^nihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar^ Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 



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Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

"Nays — ^Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 
Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot 
cement sidewalk on both sidep of Mel- 
• rose street, from North Ashland ave- 
nue to Racine avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for a six-foot cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Melrose street, 
from North Ashland avenue to Racine 
avenue," passed December 8, 1902, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessmnt made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed July 
9, 1903, Warrant- 32177, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

AM. Leachman presented orders as fol- 
lows : 

For cement sidewalk on west side of 
North 71st avenue, from Fullerton ave- 
nue north to alley to connect with ce- 
ment walk north of that point, said 
walk to be five feet four inches wide. 

For a cement sidewalk five feet four 
inches in width on the west side of 
North 71st avenue, from Fullerton ave- 
nue north to alley to connect with ce- 
ment walk north of that point, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



Aid. Butler presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have survey made for water 
main on Harding avenue, from Montrose 
avenue to Sunnyside avenue, and have 
same laid, providing a permanent an- 
nual revenue of ten cents per lineal foot 
will be derived therefrom. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Swedish 
Home of Mercy to connect premises at 
250-260 West Foster avenue by four 9- 
inch house drains into main sewer in 
front of said premises, without cost. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby directed to erect a patrol 
box at Belmont and Central Park ave- 
nues. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented an order for 
paving Dakin istreet, from North 40th 
avenue to Springfield avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Butler presented an order for a 
permit for a frame and metal building on 
the North Branch of the Chicago River 
at Rockwell street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Building 
Department. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for water service pipes in North 
41st avenue, from West Irving Park 
boulevard to West Belle Plaine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Leachman, the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick ( 5th ward ) , Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 



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Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Ihinn, Williston, 
Blake, Peinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Paymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Poberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Puxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 
J — ^Oonlon — 1. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Paymer presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby ordered to issue a per- 
mit to Becker Bros, to string a private 
telephone wire from 1613 Milwaukee ave- 
nue to 367 Homer street. 

Ordered, That the claim of Mary 
Rourke, placed on file July 11th, 1904, be 
taken from file and re-referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Paymer presented an order (to- 
gether with petitions for and protests 
against) to permit the Crescent Coal & 
Mining Co. to erect open shelter sheds; 
also an order in favor of Joseph Ryan to 
erect a frame addition, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Building- 
Department. 

Aid. Paymer presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to furnish 
this body at its next regular meeting 
an opinion as to 

(1) The right of the city to exact 
compensation for alley or street vaca- 
tions. 

(2) In the event of the city granting 
alley or street vacations what form of 



release the city can give as to any of 
its rights whether compensation is ex- 
acted or not. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Larson presented the claim of Jos. 
Davis for refund of dog license, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Larson presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of- Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to James Mortensen, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain one cellar opening and two coal 
holes, with iron cover for same, in the 
sidewalk space in front of No. 537 and 
539 West Fullerton avenue, to be con- 
structed according to plans approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, and to be filed in 
his office; the said openings shall be 
constructed in a safe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner or Pub- 
lic Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall restore said portion of 
the sidewalk at the place where said 
openings are located to a condition sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago, 
so that the portion of said sidewalk 
where said openings had been located, 
shall be put in the same condition, safe 
for public travel, as the other parts of 
said sideAvalk in the same block. 



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Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein grant- 
ed; and conditioned further to observe 
and perform all and singular, the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the side- 
walk in which such openings are lo- 
cated in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. , The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his 
successors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of 
Chicago, now or hereafter in force, per- 
taining to and regulating the use of 
space underneath public sidewalks, and 
if compensation is required by any such 
ordinance to be paid to the City of Chi- 
cago for such use, the grantee herein, 
his successors and assigns, shall pay 
such compensation as is prescribed by 
any such ordinance. 



Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
(30) days of an acceptance in writing, of 
this ordinance by said grantee, and the 
filing within the same time of the bond 
herein provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Pichert, 
Pooney, McCormiek (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, MaypolQr, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormiek 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Peinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Ways — ^Gonlon — 1. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of West North avenue, from North 
Western avenue to North Mozart street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Larson, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, PringlCj Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, McCormiek (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormiek 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 



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Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 
Islays — Conlon — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on the north 
side of West North avenue, from North 
Mozart street, to North Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Raymer, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mar an, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

11 ays — Cionlon — 1 . 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Leachman (for Aid. Carey, absent) 
prseented an ordinance in favor of the 
Knickerbocker Ice Co.. for a switch track, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Bradley presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water main in Portland 



avenue, from West 46th street to Goshen 
street, provided it pays a revenue of 10 
cents per lineal foot annually. 
Which was on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for water service pipes in 
Root !street, from State street to South 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid, Burns, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
a.s follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 

(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water service 
pipes in Root street, from State street 
to South Halsted street, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for water service 
pipes in Root street, from State street 
to South Halsted street," passed Janu- 
ary 13, 1902, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed Februarv 24, 1902. Warrant 



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30740, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Chicago and 
Grand Trunk Railway Company be, and 
it is hereby directed to 'construct and 
maintain, at its own cost and expense, a 
culvert of at least two (2) feet internal 
diameter, beneath its right of way where 
the same intersects 64th place, in order 
to provide a sufficient outlet for the sur- 
face water of the adjacent territory; said 
culvert shall be constructed and main- 
tained under the supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerbon, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
istedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
fcowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

'Nays — Oonlon — 1. 

Aid. Butterworth presented an order 
for the improvement of the following sys- 
tem of streets by paving same with 8 



inches of slag. 3 inches of crushed lime- 
stone and 31/2 inches of crushed granite, 
sandstone curb: 

West 68th street, 'from South Lincoln 
street to Ashland avenue; South Marsh- 
field avenue, from West 69th street to 
West 67th street; South Paulina street, 
from West 69th street to West 67th 
street; South Hermitage avenue, from 
West 69th street to West 67th street; 
South Wood street, from West 69th street 
to West 67th street; South Honore street, 
from West 69th street to West 67th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Roberts and Butterworth present- 
ed a petition and an ordinance in favor 
of Nicholas W. Hacker for a switch 
track, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of West 63d street, from South 
x\shland avenue to South Wood street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Butterworth, the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, IMcCormick ( 5th ward ) , Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynih'an, Jones, 
Preib, Fiek, Sindelar, Hurt, " Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Willistoa, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Oonlon— 1. 



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A report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for the improvement of West 
58th street, from South Morgan street 
to South Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, I>ailey, E-ichert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noeh, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

]Va2/-s— Oonlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West 58th street, from South 
Morgan street to South Ashland ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: . 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West 58tli street, from South 
Morgan street to South Ashland ave- 
nue," passed May 16, 1904, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance. Docket 29212 of the 
County Court of said county, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
both sides of Emerald avenue, from 75th 
to 79th streets; 

Both sides of Union avenue, from 75th 
to 79th streets; 

Both sides of Lowe avenue, from 75tli 
to 79th streets; 

Both sides of 76th street, from Halsted 
to Wallace streets; 

Both sides of 77th street, from Hal- 
sted to Wallace streets, be and the same 
is established at eleven (11) feet from 
the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordi- 
nance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect on and after its passage and pub- 
lication. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
Nays — Conlon^ — 1. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 



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both sides of 78th street, from Halsted 
and Wallace streets, be and is hereby- 
established eleven and one-half (11%) 
feet from the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordi- 
nance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect on and after its passage and pub- 
lication. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Mioynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullertoii, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

2\^a2/s— Oonlon — ] . 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
-the Avest side of Wallace street, from 75th 
t-o 79th streets, be and is hereby estab- 
lished at nine and one-half (91/0) feet 
from the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinance or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect on and after its passage and pub- 
lication. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 



Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Culleriion, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Ibihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Oonlon — 1 . 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
both sides of West 72d street, between 
the west line of South Halsted street and 
the east line of South Center avenue, be 
and it is hereby established at and ad- 
joining the curb line of said street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall go 
into force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, W^endling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — 'C onion — 1 . 



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Aid. Eidmann presented the following 

order : 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee 
include in the next appropriation budget 
the amount of the claim of Thomas W. 
Sennott for extra work done in recon- 
struction of sidewalk, as per report of 
N. E. Murray, Chief Sidewalk Inspector, 
which claim amounts to $138.80. All 
papers in connection therewith are hereto 
attached. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the claim of 
the Englewood Union Hospital for hand- 
ling city cases, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements stay all proceedings in the 
matter of ordinance for "cement sidewalk 
on south side of West 69th street, Yale 
avenue to 132 feet west of Yale avenue," 
until further orders, a good and sufficient 
walk having been laid and accepted by 
Sidewalk Department. 

W'hich was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the claim of 
Herman Lucht for damages to property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented an ordinance 
amending an ordinance requiring the 
P. Ft. W. & C. By. and the C. & W. I. 
Ey. Co. to elevate certain tracks, passed 
October 23, 1899, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Track 
Elevation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of a 
system of streets as follows, to-wit. : 
West 85th street, from Summit avenue 
to South Carpenter street, etc. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Eidmann, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coug'hlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moyniban, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Bums, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

Na ys — Oonl on — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to-wit.: West 85th street, from 
Summit avenue to South Carpenter 
street; West 86th street, from Sum- 
mit avenue to South Carpenter street ; 
West 86th place, from Summit ave- 
nue to South Sangamon street; West 
87th street, from Vincennes road to 
South Carpenter street; South Hal- 
sted street, from West 79th street to 
West 85 til street; Summit 'avenue, 
from South Halsted street to Vin- 
cennes road; Vincennes road, from 
Summit avenue to West 88th street; 
South Green street, from West 84th 
street to West 86th street; South 
Peoria street, from West 84th street 
to West 86th Street; South Sangamon 
street, from West 84th street to West 
87th street; South Morgan street, 
from West 84th street to West 91st 
street and South Carpenter street, 
from West 84tli street to West 89th 



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street, in the City of Chicago, County 

of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of a system of streets as follows, 
to-wit.: West 85th street, from Summit 
avenue to South Carpenter street; West 
86th street, from Summit avenue to 
South Carpenter street ; West 86th place, 
from Summit avenue to South Sanga- 
mon street; West 87th street, from 
Vincennes road to South Carpenter 
street; South Halsted street, from West 
79th 'Street to West 85th street; Sum- 
mit avenue, from South Halsted street 
to Vincennes road; Vincennes road, 
from Summit avenue to West 88th 
street; South Green street, from West 
84th street to West 86th street; South 
Peoria street, from West 84th street to 
West 86th street; South Sangamon 
street, from West 84th street to West 
87th street; South Morgan street, from 
West 84th street to West 91st street; 
and South Carpenter street, from West 
84th street to West 89th street," passed 
June 20th, 1904, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance. Docket 29333 of the County 
Court of said county, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the claims of 
Henry Schlacks and Charles Anderson 
for rebate of water taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ruxton presented an order for 
curbing, grading and paving South Ham- 
lin avenue, from West 2'6th street to 



West 28th street, 30-foot roadbed, 
macadam and granite top. combination 
curb and gutter, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Woodward presented the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician re- 
quire all lamp lighters throughout the 
city to furnish him at once a complete 
list of lamps in their respective districts, 
which are broken or out of repair, and 
that he take steps to have all such lamps 
repaired and put in proper condition for 
use; and, further, that he require all 
lamp lighters to immediately report to 
him all lamps in their districts, as soon 
as they beoome broken or out of repair, 
in order that they be immediately re- 
paired. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Woodward presented an order in 
favor of Abby O'Neil to erect and com- 
plete a flat building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of 
West 24th street, from South Trumbull 
avenue to South 40th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Woodward, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynih'an, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harfcin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 



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son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Biitterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

'Nays — ^Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Rei3ealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West 24th street, from South 
Trumbull avenue to South 40th ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and St-ate of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of West 24th street, from South Trum- 
bull avenue to South 40'th avenue," 
passed June 20, 1904, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, Docket 29343 of the County 
Court qf Cook County, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2, This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commistsioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay an eight-inch water main 
in Central avenue, from Thomas street 
to Chicago avenue, the cost thereof to be 
paid out of the Water Fund. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Hunter presented the claim of 
Thos. McCabe for services, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hunter presented an ordinance 
requiring the C. & N. W. Ry. Co. and 
the Chicago & Oak Park Elevated R. R. 
Co. to elevate the plane of certain of 



their railway and railroad tracks, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Track 
Elevation. 

Aid. Race presented orders as follows, 
viz.: 

For water pipes in North 50th ave- 
nue and North 50th court, from North 
avenue to Le Moyne street, and in Le 
Moyne from 50th avenue to 50th court, 
by special assessment. 

For paving with brick Lake street, 
from Pine avenue to Central avenue. 

For sewer in Lake street, from Central 
avenue to Pine avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Resolutions effecting the appointment 
of special and standing committees for 
the purpose of drafting a new charter 
for Chicago, previously deferred, were 
taken up for consideration. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the whole 
subject matter be referred to the Com- 
mittee on State Legislation. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the entire 
matter be referred to His Honor, the 
Mayor, with instructions to appoint a 
suitable committee to frame a charter 
for consideration by this Council. 

Aid. Pringle presented the following 
resolution and moved to substitute it for 
the whole matter under consideration: 

Resolved, That a special committee on 
legislation relating to the Chicago new 
charter be appointed by His Honor, the 
Mayor, the membership of said commit- 
tee to be made up from members of the 
City Council and of certain city officials. 

Aid. Ailing moved to table Aid. 
Pringle's substitute motion. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 



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Richert, Roone}^ McOormick (5th ward), 
Moynihan, Jones, Preib, Fick, Sindelar, 
Hurt, Scully, Friestedt, Harkin, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Kunz, Oonlon, Moran, Patter- 
son, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Schmidt (23d ward), Schmidt (24th 
ward), Reinberg, Leachman, Larson, 
Wendling, Burns, Bradley, Butterworth, 
Roberts, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Wood- 
word, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 42, 

ISfays — Foreman, Pringle, Young, Pot- 
ter, Bennett, Snow, Cullerton, Hoffman, 
Zimmer, Uhlir, Jozwiakowski, Sitts, 
Dever, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, 
Butler, Raymer, Johnson — 23. 

Aid. Ailing moved to amend the reso- 
lution presented by himself as follows, 
viz. : 

Add: The Mayor, Corporation Coun- 
sel, Comptroller and Commissioner of 
Public Works shall be added to said com- 
mittee for the preparation of the new 
charter. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Ailing moved the adoption of the 
resolution as amended. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as 
adopted: 

Wheeeas, More than a majority of 
votes cast in the State of Hlinois at the 
election of Nov. 8, 1904, were in favor 
of the adoption of the amendment, which 
enables the Legislature to provide a new 
charter for the City of Chicago; and, 

Whereas, The New Charter Conven- 
tion of the City of Chicago is, through its 
Executive Committee, providing for the 
framing of said new charter; and, 

Whereas, The City Council is rep- 
resented in said New Charter Convention 
by the chairman of the Committee on 
State Legislation of the City Council and 
by Aid. Freeman K. Blake; and, 

Whereas, Said two representatives of 
this Council desire an expression from 



this body as to the provisions which it 
desires in the new charter; and. 

Whereas, This Council, as represent- 
atives of the people of this city, should 
frame definite opinions as to what pro- 
visions the new charter should contain; 
and, 

Whereas, The Committee on State 
Legislation is a regular committee of 
the City Council, fully authorized to con- 
sider all measures which shall be pre- 
sented to the Legislature on behalf of 
the citizens of Chicago and report the 
same to this Council for action; now, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on State 
Legislation, together with the Mayor, 
Corporation Counsel and the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, is hereby di- 
rected to prepare provisions for said new 
charter and report the same to this Coun- 
cil, so that this body may give its ex- 
pression to said New Cliarter Convention 
and to the Legislature of Illinois; and 
be it further 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby re- 
quested to furnish for said oommittea 
from the Corporation Counsel's office a 
lawyer-, who will study the charters of 
various cities and advise said Commit- 
tee on State Legislation as to the proper 
provisions for said new charter. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of P. E. McDon- 
nell for repairs to building, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of aa 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



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Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of P. E. McDonnell 
for repairs to building at 35tli street and 
Kedzie avenue, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow a judgment to be taken 
against the City in the sum of five hun- 
dred ($500.00) dollars in favor of P. E. 
McDonnell; same to be in full of all 
claims for damages to building at 35th 
street and Kedzie avenue, in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel attached hereto. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Sub-Committee at- 
tached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred the claim of Adam Mares for 
damages on account of track elevation, 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 2l3t, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Adam Mares for 
compensation for track elevation dam- 
ages, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 
Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow a judgment to be taken 



against the City in favor of Adam Mares 
in the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dol- 
lars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from 
or growing out of the elevation of rail- 
road tracks at the corner of East Bavens- 
wood Park and Belmont avenue, in ac- 
cordance with his recommendation at- 
tached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom wajs 
referred the claim of John Hammond & 
Co. for relaying sewer, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City i 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: ! 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of John Hammond & 
Co. for relaying sewer, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following oirder: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to John Hammond & Co. the sum 
of twenty-eight and seventy-one hun- 
dredths ($28.70) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims for tlie relaying of 
sewer stub at 161 and 163 Flournoy 
street, and charge same to the Finance 
Committee Fund, appropriations 1904. 
This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Superintendent of Bu- 
reau of Sewers .attached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett. 

Chairman. 

also, 
The same Committee, to whom was 
referred the differences between the City | 
and Edward Hines Lumber Co., submit- 



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ted a report recommending the passage 
of an acoompanying order. 

Aid, Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago m Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred differences between the City 
and Edward Hines Lumber Co., having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to settle the differences which ex- 
ist between the City and the Edward 
Hines Lumber Company as enumerated 
below, by dismissing suits, where suits 
are pending, for or against the City, at 
parties' own cost, and settling other 
matters, all upon the payment to the 
city by Edward Hines Lumber Company 
of the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars. 

The following are the matters to be 
settled : 

Claim of Edward Hines Company 
against the city for damages to Steamer 
"Normandie," amounting to $170.73. 

Claims of -city against the Edward 
Hines Lumber Company, December 18, 
1900, damage to ispiles at north side of 
west abutment of Lake street bridge by 
steamer "Louis Pahlow," $281.25. 

July 7, 1901, damage to 12th street 
bridge by steamer "Santa Maria," $11.63. 

September 1, 1901, damage to Kinzie 
street bridge by steamer "Marshall F. 
Butters," $10.70. 

June 9,- 1902, damage to North Hal- 
sted street canal bridge by steamer "Nor- 
mandie," $8.75. Total, $312.33. 

Fbank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 



referred the claim of the Estate of Eli 
S. Cremieux for payment of salary, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor oMd Alderm,en of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred iclaim of Estate of Eli S. 
Cremieux for payment of salary due on 
account of 25 per cent of January, 1902, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to reiport and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
Police be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to pay to the Estate of Eli S. 
Cremieux the sum of twenty and eighty- 
three-one hundredths ($20.83) dollars, 
being 25 per cent of January, 1902, sal- 
ary, which was withheld and is now due 
in accordance with report of the Secre- 
tary of Police attached hereto, from the 
salary account of the Police Depart- 
ment, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay voucher from this fund when issued. 
Frank I. Bennett^ 
Chavrmam,. 

also 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred sundry requests for quit- claim 
deeds, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of accompanying orders. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred sundry requests for quit- 
claim deeds of city's interests in certain 



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property acquired by tax deeds, having 
had the same under advisement, beg to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following orders : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City 
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue quit-claim deeds 
of the city's interests in and to Lots 45, 
46 and 47, Block 2, Crandairs Boulevard 
Addition, Section 15-40'- 13, acquired by 
issuance of tax deed under sales of 1900 
and 1901, under Warrant 21828, to the 
owner of the fee of said lots, upon pay- 
ment to the 'city of the face of the sales 
together with 6 per cent per annum from 
date of sales and costs. 

Ordered, That the Mayor and "City 
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue quit-claim deeds 
of the city's interests in and to Lot 29, 
in Berdel's Sub. of that part of Lot 8, 
lying east of the C. R. I. & P. R. R., in 
School Trustees' Sub., Section 16-38-14, 
acquired by reason of the issuance of 
tax deeds under sales of 1901, 1902 and 
1903. under Special Assessment Warrant 
22429, to the owner of the fee of said 
lots upon payment to the city of the sum 
of thirty-four and twenty-eight one-hun- 
dredths ($34.28) dollars. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to have cancelled tax icertificates held by 
the city against property known as Lot 
29, in Berdel's Sub. of that part of Lot 
8 lying east of the C. R. I. & P. R. R. in 
School Trustees' Sub. of Section 16-38-14, 
upon payment to the oity of the sum of 
four and eighteen one-hundredths ($4.18) 
dollars, in accordance with his report at- 
tached hereto. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Ghai/rman. 



The same Committee, to whom was 
referred a communication from the City 
Comptroller relating to switch track or- 
dinance of the Morgan Electric Machine 
iCo., submitted a report recommending 



that the same, be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Compensation. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was 
referred claim of New Fort Dearborn B. 
& L. Association for rebate of special as- 
sessment; J. B. Lehman for payment for 
sidewalk intersection (paid through de- 
partment) ; 0. Meister for payment for 
sidewalk intersection (report from Board 
of Local Improvements thait no assess- 
ment was levied for this intersection) ; 
D. D. Healy for refund of deposit for 
water mains (adverse report from Com- 
missioner of Public Works attached) ; 
Peter G. Raff for payment of special as- 
sessment vouchers (report from Board of 
Local Improvements that there is no 
money to the credit of the warranit for 
payment) ; labor claims against Warrant 
31059, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judieiary, to ,whom 
was referred a communication from the 
Mayor in relation to limiting amount of 
gunpowder to be stored within the city 
limits, submitted a report reoommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 15th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred communication in re. limit- 
ing amount of gunpowder which may be 



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stored within city limits, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Regulating the storage, handling, and 
sale of gunpowder, dynamite, cart- 
ridges, and other high explosives. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That no person <or oor- 
pioration shall keep, sell or offer fox sale, 
or give away, anywhere within the city, 
any gunpowder, guncottom, giant powder, 
dynamite, nitroglycerine, fulminate lof 
mercury, or otheir high explosives of 
similar nature, in any quantity, whether 
in bulk or made up or kept in packages 
or cartridges, >or keep, sell or offer for 
sale, or give away, anywhere within the 
city, any loaded paper or metallic shot 
shells or cartridges designed ar intended 
to be used 'for shotguns, pistols, rifles, or 
othex fire arms, or percussion caps or 
primers with or without anvils, without 
a license issued for that purpose as here- 
inafteir provided ; provided, however, that 
nothing herein contained shall be held 
to prevent any person from keeping on 
his own premises, for his pwn use, a 
quantity of gunpowder not exceeding one 
pound, 'or loaded shot shells or cart- 
ridges not exceeding five hundred in 
number. 

Section 2. Any person or corporation 
desiring a license to keep, sell, ox give 
away any gunpowder, guncotton, giant 
powder, dynamite, nitroglycerine, fulmi- 
nate of mercury, or other .Mgh explosives 
of similar nature, or loaded paper or 
metallic shells intended or designed to 
be used in a shotgun, pistol, rifle, ox 
other firearm, ox percussion caps ox 
primers, shall make application in writ- 
ing to the Fire Marshal fox a license so 
to do, setting foxth in such applicatiooi 
the name, xesidence, and occupation of 
the applicant, if an individual, and if a 
oorpoxation its niime, pxincipal place of 
business, and the name and residence of 



its officexs. Such application shall also 
set forth the looation at which it is de- 
sired or intended to keep such explosives 
ox oaxtxidges or pexcussion caps ox 
primers, and the maximum amount of 
such explosives ox any of them ox of 
such caxtridges 'or caps or primers in- 
tended to be kept ion band at any one 
time at such place, and whether such ex- 
plosives axe to be kept in bulk ox in 
baxxels, icanistexs, ox other packages, and 
the numbex of loaded shot shells ox caxt- 
xidges ox pexcussiion caps ox pximexs in- 
tended to be kept on hand at any one 
time in such plaice. 

Upon the xeceipt of such application 
the Fixe Maxshal shall make ox cause to 
be made am investigation fox the pux- 
pose of ascextaining whethex the place at 
which it is desixed ox intended to keep, 
sell, ox give away such explosives ox any 
of them or such loaded shot shells ox 
caxtridges ox pexcussion caps ox pximexs 
is siQ situated that a license to keep such 
explosives ox caxtxidges ox caps or 
primexs in the quantity desixed would 
not be so dangerous as -to constitute a 
nuisance or be a menace to the safety of 
the public or of adjoining property, and 
also whether the conditions under which 
such explosives or oaxtxidges ox caps or 
pr'imers or amy of them are to be kept 
or handled shall be such as to provide 
the maximum of safety. 

If the result of such investigation shall 
be satisfactory to the Fire Maxshal he 
ishall appxove such applioation and 
txansmiit same with his appxoval thereon 
to the City Clerk, who shall, upon pay- 
ment by such applicant to the City Col- 
lector of a license fee of twenty-five dol- 
lars, issue to such applicant a license at- 
tested by said City Clerk, authoxizing 
such applicant to keep, sell, ox give 
away, at the place designated in his ap- 
plication, gunpowdex, guncotton, giant 
powdex, dynamite, nitxoglycexine, fulmi- 
nate 'of mexcuxy, ox othex high explosives 
of similax natuxe, ox loaded papex or 
metallic shells ox caxtxidges designed or 



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intended for use in shiotguns, pistols, 
rifles, or otiher firearms, or percussion 
caps or primers, for and during the 
period of sucli license; provided, liow- 
/ever, that if any person or corporation 
shall desire a license for the sole pur- 
pose of keeping, selling, or giving away 
within the city loaded paper or metallic 
shot shells or cartridges designed or in- 
tended to be used in shotguns, pistols, 
rifles, or other firearms, and shall not 
desire to have on hand at any one time 
a greater quantity of suoh shells or 
cartridges in the aggregate than twenty- 
five thousand, a license shall be issued 
to such person or corporation upon ap- 
plication in writing made to the x^'ire 
Marshal in the same manner as is here- 
inbefore provided for a license for the 
keeping of explosives, and such license 
shall be issued upon payment by the ap- 
plicant of a fee of ten dollars and shall 
entitle the licensee therein to keep at 
the place designated in such license, for 
and during the period thereof, loaded 
paper ox metallic shot shells or cart- 
ridges in a quantity not exceeding the 
number hereinbefore specified. 

Section 3. The City Clerk shall keep 
a separate register in which shall be 
made an entry of each license issued to 
any person or corporation under the 
provisions of this ordinance; which 
register shall set forth the name of the 
licensee, the place of business, the date 
of the issuance of such license, and the 
maximum amount of explosives or 
loaded shells or cartridges or percussion 
caps or primers permitted to be kept 
by the terms of such license. 

Section 4. No person or corporation 
licensed under the provisions of this 
ordinance shall be permitted to have 
or keep at any place within the city or 
within one mile of the limits thereof a 
greater quantity of gunpowder, guncot- 
ton, giant powder, dynamite, nitro- 
glycerine, fulminate of mercury, or other 
high explosives of similar nature than 
fifty pounds in the aggregate of all of 
such explosives, at one time, whether 



kept or stored in bulk or made up in 
barrels, canisters, or packages, or a 
greater number of loaded paper or 
metallic sihells far shotguns than three 
hundred thousand, or a greater number 
of cartridges for pistols than two mil- 
lion five hundred thousand, or a greater 
number of cartridges for rifles or other 
similar firearms than five hundred thou- 
sand, or a greater number of percussion 
caps or primers without anvils than six 
million, or a greater number of primers 
for central fire containing metallic an- 
vils than two million, except in powder 
magazines or specially constructed 
places as hereinafter described; and 
such explosives or any of them and suah 
shells or cartridges shall be kept stored 
in such a manner as shall be approved 
by the Fire Marshal and in a situation 
remote from any other inflammable mat- 
ter and away from fires, lights, or any 
other cause likely to produce combustion 
or conflagration. 

Section 5. No person or corporation 
licensed under the provisions of this or- 
dinance shall sell, weigh, or handle for 
sale or disposition any explosives de- 
scribed in this ordinance, excepting 
loaded paper or metallic shot shells or 
cartridges, ^percussion caps or primers, 
by artificial light, unless such explosives 
be in sealed metallic cases or canisters 
so as to effectually prevent dangei; of ex- 
plosion or conflagration. 

Section 6. No powder magazine or 
other place for storing gunpowder, gun- 
cotton, giant powder, dynamite, nitro- 
glycerine, fulminate of mercury, or 
other high explosives of similar nature, 
or loaded shells or cartridges, percus- 
sion caps or primers, in greater quan- 
tities than as authorized in Section 4 of 
this ordinance, shall be kept or main- 
tained within the city or within one 
mile of the limits thereof unless such 
powder magazine or place shall be 
erected and constructed in a safe, sub- 
stantial manner and according to the 
most approved methods employed or 
used for the erection and construction 



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of such magazines or plaices and to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Fire 
Marshal; and no sueih powder magazine 
or place shall be located or situated 
anywhere within the city or within one 
mile of the limits thereof unless it be 
so located and situated that no portion 
of such magazine or place shall be less 
than eight hundred feet from any build- 
ing, structure, or public way; provided, 
however, that if any person or corpora- 
tion licensed under the provisions of 
this ordinance shall desire to keep on 
hand a greater quantity or number of 
loaded shells or cartridges or percussion 
caps or primers than specified in Sec- 
tion 4 of this ordinance, and shall keep 
or store such shells, cartridges, percus- 
sion caps or prtimers in a building or 
structure where no gunpowder, guncot- 
ton, giant powder, dynamite, nitro- 
glycerine, fulminate of mercury, or other 
high explosives of similar nature are 
kept, such person or corporation may be 
permitted to keep or store such quan- 
tity of shells, cartridges, percussion 
caps, or primers if they are kept or 
stored in a fireproof vault, which shall 
not be loicated above the second floor or 
story of any building or structure, pro- 
vided such fireproof vault shall be lo- 
cated and constructed in a manner sat- 
isfactory to and approved by the Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful for 
any person to carry or convey or cause 
to be carried or conveyed any gun- 
powder in any quantity exceeding fifty 
pounds, or any guncotton, giant powder, 
dyna-mite, nitroglycerine, fulminate of 
mercury, or other high explosives of 
similar nature, in any quantity exceed- 
ing five pounds, through, upon, or along 
any street, alley, or public way in the 
city, except upon special permit issued 
in writing by the Fire Marshal for that 
purpose and in accordance with such 
rules and regulations as shall be pre- 
scribed by said Fire Marshal in such 
permit; and any vehicle used for the 



purpose of conveying such explosives 
through, upon, or along any street, al- 
ley, or public way in the city shall have 
the words "Gunpowder — Dangerous Ex- 
plosives" painted or printed on the out- 
side of each side of such vehicle, in large 
and leg'ible letters not less than six 
inches high and one and one-half inches 
wide. 

Section 8. No gunpowder, guncotton, 
giant powder, dynamite, nitroglycerine, 
fulminate of mercury, or other high ex- 
plosives of similar nature shipped to or 
from the city shall be permitted to re- 
main upon any dock, wharf, landing, 
street, public way, railroad track or sta- 
tion platform, or upon or in any car, or 
on board any vessel, or at any other 
place within the city or within one mile 
of the limits thereof in a greater quan- 
tity than fifty pounds for a longer period 
than is necessary to load and unload 
same; which time shall not exceed 
twelve hours; provided, however, that 
where special or unusual circumstances 
are shown to exist, which prevent the 
loading or unloading of such explosives 
within the period of twelve hours, the 
Fire Marshal may, by special permit to 
be issued by him in writing, extend such 
time for the loading or unloading an 
additional twelve hours. 

Section 9. If it shall be found that 
any gunpowder, guncotton, giant powder, 
dynamite, nitroglycerine, fulminate of 
mercury, or other high explosives of 
similar nature, or loaded shells, cart- 
ridges, percussion caps, or primers are 
being kept in any building, structure, or 
premises, or in any vehicle or on board 
of any vessel within the city in violation 
of any of the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, any such explosives, shells, cart- 
ridges, percussion caps, or primers so 
kept shall be immediately seized and re- 
moved to such place as the Fire Marshal 
miay direct; and it is hereby made the 
duty of the members of the police de- 
partment to assist in making such 
seizure when requested so to do by the 



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Fire Mar'S,lial, and to aissisit in the re- 
moval of sncli explosives to such, place 
as may be designated by him. 

Section 10. It shall be "unlawful for 
any person or corporation to manufac- 
ture anywhere within the city any gun- 
powder, gunootton, giant powder, dyna- 
mite, nitroglycerine, fulminate of mer- 
cury, or other high explosives of similar 
nature, under a penalty of not less than 
fifty dollars nor m'ore than two hun- 
dred dollars for each offense, and every 
day upon whicOi any such explosives are 
manufactured in the city in violation 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall 
constitute a separate and distinct of- 
fense. 

Section 11. Any person or corpora- 
tion violating any of the provisions of 
this ordinance shall be fined not less 
than twenty-five dollars nor more than 
two hundred dollars for each oflfense, 
and each and every day upon which any 
person or corporation shall violate any 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall 
constitute a separate and distinct of- 
fense. 

Section 12. Chapter XXXIII., Sec- 
tions 754 to 772, inclusive, of an ordi- 
nance kno^vn as "The Eevised Code of 
Chicago," passed April 8, 1897, and all 
amendments thereto, is hereby repealed. 

Section 13. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and publication. 

Charles Werno, 

Ghai/rman. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred ordinance not to charge extra 
compensation for use of telephones ; reso- 
lution to enclose public telephones and 
return cash when connection is not made, 
submitted a report recommending that 
the same be referred to Special Commit- 
tee on Telephones. 

AM. Werno moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



also, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred an order for an ordinance for 
a device to determine speed of automo- 
biles, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be plax^ed on file. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, to whom was referred an ordinance 
granting certain rights to the North- 
western Elevated Railroad Company, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying ordinance and 
the publication of the Mayor's veto mes- 
sage of the original ordinance. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, to whom was referred an ordinance 
granting certain rights to the Northwest- 
ern Elevated Railroad Company, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying ordinance and recom- 
mend that the Mayor's message vetoing 
the ordinance as originally passed be re- 
printed with the ordinance. 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 



Mayor's Office, 1 
Chicago, July 18, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
at your meeting of July 11, 1904, grant- 
ing certain rights to the Northwestern 
Elevated Railroad Company, for the rea- 



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son that I have been called upon by Mr. 
Clarence Buckingham, President of the 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany, and Mr. Clarence A. Knight, the 
attorney of the company, who state that 
in the form in which the ordinance has 
been passed it would be impossible for 
their company to accept it. Their ob- 
jections to the ordinance are based, first, 
upon the amendment requiring universal 
transfers; second, upon the amendment 
requiring a half-fare for children between 
the ages of seven and twelve yeans, and 
third, the amendment requiring the 
building of a station at Willow street. 

The objections urged to the universal 
transfer and to the half-fare for children 
amendments, are based upon the fact 
that within the past two or three years 
your Honorable Body ha^s granted two 
valuable extensions to the Metropolitan 
Elevated Railroad Company without 
making these requirements, and also a 
grant of great value to the Chicago and 
South Side Rapid Transit Railroad Com- 
pany, without including these provisions 
in it. They claim that while this ex- 
tension will be a benefit to their com- 
pany, it will be of far greater benefit to 
the citizens of the district to be 
traversed, and that as your Honorable 
Body has granted privileges of this char- 
aeter to other lines without imposing 
these provisions, in common justice their 
company should be accorded the same 
treatment. 

There is an element of fairness in the 
argument which appeals to me and which 
shiould appeal to the members of your 
Honorable Body. Moreover, the demand 
for half-fare for children, as well as for 
universal transfers, can easily be granted 
by your Honorable Body at the time the 
Union Loop ordinance is up for con- 
sideration, when not only the North- 
western Elevated Railroad Company, but 
all the other elevated roads operated in 
this city can be forced to make identical 
ooneesisions. 

The argument against the station at 



Willow street does not appeal to me with 
equal force. 

The extension into the Ravenswood ter- 
ritory is earnestly desired by the resi- 
dents of that district, and I have been 
visited by the four Aldermen of the in- 
terested district with the request that I 
bring these matters to the attention of 
your Honorable Body. The work under 
this extension ordinance, if it is to be 
done at all, should be done at once, in 
order that the residents of Ravenswood 
may be given rapid transit at the earliest 
possible date. I have therefore had pre- 
pared an amendatory ordinance which I 
submit, herewith for your consideration. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. HARRisoisr, 

Mayor. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given to the Northwestern Elevated 
Railroad Company, a corporation organ- 
ized under the laws of the State of 
Illinois, its successors, lessees and as- 
signs, to eonstruct, maintain and oper- 
ate until January 8, A. D. 1944, an ele- 
vated railroad with two or more tracks, 
not exceeding four, together with such 
curves, spurs, side-tracks, switches, sid- 
ings, turnouts, connections, poles, sup- 
ports, columns, girders, telegraph, tele- 
phone and signal and other devices ne- 
cessary for operating its road along, over 
and upon the route hereinafter named: 
Provided, however, that plans of all 
such tracks, curves, spurs, side-tracks, 
switches, sidings, turn-outs, connections, 
poles, supports, columns, girders, tele- 
phone and signal and other devices and 
appendages and of all work herein au- 
thorized under this ordinance shall be 
first submitted to and filed with the 
Commissioner of Public Works for ap- 
proval, and said company shall not com- 
mence to build or erect said elevated 
structure or any part thereof herein au- 



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thorized until such plans and specifica- 
tions are approved in writing by the 
Commissioner of Public Works; provid- 
ed, however, that with the consent and 
permission of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works the submission of plans and 
specifications of the standard sections 
of the said railroad structure proposed 
to be used by the said Company shall be 
deemed a .oompliance with the require- 
ments herein contained concerning the 
submission of plans provided for by this 
section. The construction of said ele- 
vated road shall be under the supervision 
of the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, It shall be his duty 
to examine the material used and the 
work done upon said elevated railroad in 
all its details, and if the material used 
and the work done upon said elevated 
railroad does not comply with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, then the Com- 
missioner of Public Works shall be vested 
with the authority to stop the work upon 
said elevated railroad until the pro- 
visions of this ordinance are fully com- 
plied with. Provided, further, that said 
Company shall pay to the city all reason- 
able cost and expense of such supervision 
on the part of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works or his agent. 

The route hereby authorized is as fol- 
lows: Commencing at a point on the 
main line of railroad of said Northwest- 
ern Elevated Railroad Company between 
Newport avenue on the north and School 
street on the south, thence in a north- 
westerly direction to a point between 
Roiscoe street on the south and Newport 
avenue on the north, and thence westerly 
upon and over property to be acquired 
by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, 
to a point between North Lincoln street 
on the west and the right of way of the 
Chicago & Northwestern Railway on the 
east, and thence north upon and over 
property to be acquired by purchase, con- 
demnation or otherwise, to a point be- 
tween Leland avenue on the north and 
Wilson avenue on the south, and thence 
to the west line of Robey street, and 



from said last named point in a westerly 
direction between Leland avenue on the 
north and Eastwood avenue on the south 
upon and over property to be acquired 
by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, 
to and across the west line of North 
Western avenue to a point fifty (50) feet 
west of said west line. 

« Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that whenever any 
streets or alleys shall be laid out or 
opened by dedication, condemnation or 
otherwise, across the line of elevated 
structure herein authorized, the said 
Company shall construct and maintain 
its structure over any such street or 
alley intersection in the same manner 
as herein generally provided for other 
street crossings. 

Section 3. The said Company may 
and is hereby authorized to construct, 
maintain and operate, subject to the 
terms and conditions of this ordinance, 
the said railroad, with such tracks as 
aforesaid and such switches, curves, sid- 
ings, turn-outs, connections, poles, sup- 
ports, columns, girders, electrical con- 
ductors, telegraphs, telephones, signals 
and other devices as above specified in 
the first section hereof, across and over 
the streets, avenues, boulevards and al- 
leys and over and across any street or 
other railroad tracks and railroad right 
of way intersecting the said routes here- 
in specified and also over, upon and 
across any land which it may acquire 
by purchase, lease, condemnation or 
otherwise. 

The said Company shall furnish and 
maintain adequate lights, not less than 
one arc light of not less than four hun- 
dred watts for public lighting purposes 
at all streets at the place where said 
elevated railroad crosses as authorized, 
and wherever said elevated rail- 
road crosses over any street it 
shall furnish and maintain lights as 
above provided for the lighting of such 
street at the point where the same is 



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crossed by said line of elevated rail- 
road, the siald lighting to be done upon 
order issued by the City Electrician, and 
said Oompany to have the option of in- 
stalling the lights or having it done by 
the city. If the installation or main- 
tenance of such electric lights is done 
by the city, said Company hereby agrees 
to pay the city not only the cost and ex- 
pense for the installation of the elec- 
tric lights herein provided for, but also 
a reasonable 'Cost for the maintenance of 
such lights and furnishing electricity for 
the same. 

The said Company, wherever said line 
of road is over any street, shall provide 
sufficient drip pans upon the order of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, and 
permission and authority are hereby 
given to the Northwestern Elevated Rail- 
road. Company to construct and maintain 
all necessary electrical conduits, poles 
and feeder wires along the following 
route for conveying an electrical current 
from the power house or transformer 
station of said Company, located at Ful- 
lerton avenue, near Southport avenue, 
for the purpose of operating its own rail- 
road only. The said conduit shall not 
exceed four feet in width and three feet 
in depth, and shall be of tile, cement, 
iron or other material impervious to 
moisture and not subject to decay. The 
route hereby authorized for such con- 
duits, poles .and feeder wires is as fol- 
lows : 

From above named power house, north 
to Dunning street, thence west on Dun- 
ning street to Southport avenue, thence 
north on Southport avenue to Lincoln 
avenue, thence northwest on Lincoln ave- 
nue to right of way of said Oompany, 
said route to be shown by plan to be 
filed for approval by the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 4. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted to construct, 
maintain and operate an elevated rail- 
road are upon the condition that the mo- 
tive power to be used in the operation of 



said elevated railroad hereby authorized, 
shall be electricity. 

Section 5. The permission, authority 
and privileges hereby granted are upon 
the express condition that the entire 
design of the line of railroad specified 
in Section 1 hereof shall be that of an 
elevated structure supporting the tracks, 
and all material used for that part of 
its structure above the ground, shall be 
wrought iron or steel, except that the 
post connections may be of oast iron, 
and except the ties or longitudinal string- 
ers supporting the rails and the safety 
guards which shall be of the best quality 
and kind of selected timber, and except 
the track walks, which shall be of wood, 
and except the supports for the cross and 
longitudinal girders, which may be of 
masonry when not erected in or crossing 
any street, avenue, alley or other public 
place. The stairs and all parts of the 
stations, where erected in or across any 
street, avenue, boulevard, alley or other 
public place, except the platforms, doors 
and windows and inside sheeting and 
the treads of the stairs, shall be of iron 
or masonry, or other incumbustible ma- 
aterial. All station platforms and stairs 
shall be protected by a substantial iron 
railing. 

All the material used in the construc- 
tion of the work shall be of the best 
quality for the purpose for which they 
are to be applied, and the work shall 
be executed in a workmanlike manner, 
and said elevated railroad specified in 
Section 1 shall conform to the following 
specifications : 

1. The general plan or plans of said 
structure supporting the ties and tracks 
shall be that of an elevated railroad, 
with the tracks, ties and guard rails 
supported or upheld by longitudinal and 
cross girders, which in turn shall be sup- 
ported or upheld hj a row or rows of 
iron posts or iron columns, where placed 
upon, along or across any street, boule- 
vard or alley set upon foundations oi 
iron, masonry, cement, or combination of 



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the same, or such other foundations as 
may be approved by the City Engineer, 
but no part of 'Such foundation shall be 
above the established grade of the street, 
except the post connections. All such 
columns to be placed in public streets 
shall be located inside of and at the curb 
line or said street. 

2. Except where the width of any in- 
tersecting street, avenue, boulevard or 
alley between the curb lines thereof, is 
fifty feet or more, every cross street, 
boulevard or avenue shall be spanned by 
a single span. 

3. The transverse diameter of any 
post or column placed in the roadway 
of any street, boulevard or avenue shall 
be eighteen inches at the base, and thence 
for at least ten feet above the surface 
of the roadway. The transverse diameter 
of a column when placed inside of and 
at the line of a curb shall not exceed 
twenty -'six inches at the base and thence 
for at least ten feet above the surface 
of the roadway. 

4. The transverse diameter of the 
column above indicated does not include 
fenders, and adequate fenders shall be 
fitted around the base of each column 
placed in the roadway of a street or 
avenue to prevent the hubs of the wheels 
of passing vehicles from striking the 
columns. 

5. The longitudinal distance between 
columns, when the rows of columns are 
in the roadway of a street or avenue, 
shall not be less than thirty-five (35) 
feet, except on curves and across railroad 
right of way. 

6. No part of the girders of the super- 
structure shall be less than fourteen 
( 14 ) feet above the present established 
grades of streets and alleys and wh^^r- 
ever said elevated structure crosses or 
passes over the right of way and tracks 
of all existing steam railroads, the clear 
head room between the lower chord of 
all of said girders and the surface of the 
rails on all of said railroads, or their 
present or hereafter established grades. 



and from out to out of their right of 
way shall not be less than twenty (20) 
feet. 

The said Company shall also be au- 
thorized to extend its line of railroad 
over and onto adjacent property which 
it may acquire by purchase, condemna- 
tion or otherwise, for the purpose of 
establishing yards for the storage of cars 
only at such points as may be deter- 
mined upon by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

All of the material used in the con- 
struction of the work shall be of the 
best quality for the purpose to which 
it is to be applied, and the • work shall 
be executed in the best style of the art 
and in a workmanlike manner; and 
wherever said structure is on or along 
any street or highway, it shall be kept 
painted and in a sightly condition' to 
meet the approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 6. The rate of fare to be 
charged upon the line of railroad au- 
thorized in and by this ordinance, or 
upon any line of railroad operated, man- 
aged or controlled by said Northwestern 
Elevated Railroad Company, its suc- 
cessors, lessees or assigns, for the con- 
veyance of passengers, within the limits 
of the City of Chicago, for any distance 
within the city limits shall not exceed 
five cents for each passenger for one 
continuous trip one way from any point 
on any of said lines to any other point 
on any of said lines, and at any point 
where any line of any elevated railroad 
owned, leased or operated by the North- 
western Elevated Railroad Company, 
does now or shall hereafter, \vithin the 
limits of the City of Chicago, join, con- 
nect with, cross, or intersect any 
other line of elevated railroad owned, 
leased or operated by the same com- 
pany or corporation, any passenger 
who shall have paid his fare on any 
elevated railroad car run or operated on 
such first mentioned line, shall on his 
request be entitled to demand and re- 



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ceive from the person or persons in 
charge of said elevated railroad or car 
upon which he has so paid his fare, and 
the said Northwestern Elevated Rail- 
road Company hereby agrees to give to 
such passenger a transfer, which trans- 
fer shall entitle such passenger, with- 
out further charge, to be can-ied on 
any other one line adjoining, connecting, 
crossing and intersecting, as aforesaid, 
and owned, leased or operated by said 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany for a continuous trip of any dis- 
tance within the limits of the City of 
Chicago; provided, no fare shall be col- 
lected from any policeman or member of 
the Fire Department of the City of Chi- 
cago, or United States letter carrier in 
uniform. Provided, further, that chil- 
dren under seven years of age accom- 
panied by a parent or guardian, shall be 
permitted to ride free. 

Section 7. The stations of said ele- 
vated road on and along said road, be- 
tween the terminal points named here- 
in, shall be located at or near the follow- 
ing points: 

No. 1. Southport avenue. 
No. 2. Lincoln avenue. 
No. 3. Addison street. 
No. 4. Irving Park boulevard. 
No, 5. Montrose avenue. 
No. 6. Wilson avenue. 
No. 7. Robey street. 
No. 8. Between North Western ave- 
nue and Lincoln avenue. 

And permission and authority are 
hereby given and granted to said North- 
western Elevated Railroad Company to 
construct such stations and maintain the 
same at the streets, avenues, boulev- 
vards above named along, upon, over or 
across which said elevated railroad is to 
be constructed as aforesaid, and to con- 
nect the same with said streets, avenues, 
boulevard or alleys by means of stairs, 
stairways, elevators, landing places, 
platforms, and other constructions and 
appliances for ingress and egress and the 



accommodation of passengers. Nothing 
herein contained shall prohibit said 
company from locating and maintaining 
said stations in buildings which it may 
purchase, lease or erect on grounds ac- 
quired by purchase, condemnation or 
lease. And permission and authority 
are hereby given said company to extend 
the platforms of its stations over, across 
and upoi; any of the streets, boulevards 
or alleys along the said line of railroad 
hereby authorized; provided, that plans 
of all work herein authorized shall be 
first submitted to and approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, 

Section 8. As part of the consider- 
ation for the grant of the privileges and 
authority contained in this ordinance the 
said Northwestern Elevated Railroad 
Company agrees to erect and maintain 
a station at Oak street on its main line, 
constructed and maintained in the same 
manner and with the same conveniences 
as- other stations on its lines; said sta- 
tion to be so completed on or before the 
first day of July, A. D. 1906; and said 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany further agrees to erect within one 
year from the date of the acceptance 
hereof, a temporary station at Willow 
street on its main line, and within five 
years from the date of the passage here- 
of, to substitute and replace said tem- 
porary station at Willow street with and 
by a permanent station at said Willow 
street, or within two hundred (200) 
feet of said Willow street. Said perma- 
nent station shall be constructed and 
maintained in the same manner and with 
the same conveniences as other stations 
on its line, and said temporary station 
herein mentioned shall be constructed 
and maintained in a manner suitable for 
the accommodation of all passengers us- 
ing said line at said point, and shall be 
constructed according to plans to be sub- 
mitted to and approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of said City be- 
fore the work of construction upon said 
temporary station is commenced. 

In the event of the failure of said 



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Nortliwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany to complete any or all of said sta- 
tions within the periods of time specified, 
and to maintain the same, the said com- 
pany shall pay into the city treasury of 
the City of Chicago, as agreed and liqui- 
dated damages for such failure to con- 
struct and maintain said stations, the 
sum of fifteen thousand ($15,000.00) dol- 
lars for each station not completed and 
maintained as aforesaid. 

Section 9. The privileges and author- 
ity hereby granted are so granted upon 
the express condition that the said 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany shall on the first day of May, in 
each year, pay to the City of Chicago, 
in advance, an annual license fee of 
fifty dollars ($50.00) for each and every 
car owned by it or operated over its 
tracks, and at the time of said payment, 
said company shall file with the City 
Collector an affidavit, subscribed and 
sworn to by its treasurer, or other officer 
of said company, stating the number of 
cars 90 owned or operated over its tracks 
by said company. Upon such payment 
being made, the City Clerk shall issue 
a license to said company for each of its 
cars so owned or operated over its 
tracks, which license shall be issued as 
other licenses are issued, and which li- 
cense shall contain the number of the 
car' for which the same is paid, and 
which license shall be posted by said 
company in some conspicuous place in- 
side of each car so licensed. The said 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany hereby accepts this ordinance sub- 
ject to any and all provisions which may 
be hereafter enacted by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago regarding the 
taking out and posting the licenses here- 
in mentioned. 

It is understood that only one annual 
license fee of fifty dollars for each and 
every car owned by said company shall 
be required to be paid under this or any 
other ordinance relating to said com- 
pany. 



Section 10. The privileges and au- 
thority hereby granted are so granted 
upon the express condition that the 
structure and railroad tracks of the road 
hereby authorized shall be constructed 
and in operation before June 1, 1908, 
and if not so constructed and in opera- 
tion within such time, then all the 
rights and privileges hereby granted to 
such company shall absolutely cease 
and be null and void, but the time 
during which any legal proceedings shall 
be pending whereby the said company 
(without collusion on its part) shall be 
prevented from or delayed in construct- 
ing the road hereby authorized, shall be 
excluded from the time herein prescribed 
for the completion of said elevated rail- 
road, and shall be allowed the said com- 
pany in addition to the time above speci- 
fied for the completion and operation 
thereof. Provided, however, that such 
exclusion shall date only from the time 
when said company shall have given 
notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 
City of Chicago of the institution of any 
such legal proceedings. The City of 
Chicago has the right to intervene in 
any suit or proceedings brought by any 
person or persons seeking to enjoin, re- 
strain, or in any manner interfere with 
the said work of construction, and move 
for a dissolution of such injunction or 
restraining order. 

Section 11. The construction and 
putting in operation of the line of rail- 
road within the time hereby authorized 
shall release and discharge the North- 
western Elevated Railroad Company 
from the provisions in the ordinance of 
January 8, 1900, as amended by ordi- 
nance of January 15, 1900, and in Sec- 
tion 10 of the last-named ordinance from 
the payment into the treasury of the 
City of Chicago of the sum of twenty- 
five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) for 
each uncompleted mile of railroad re- 
ferred to in said Section 10 of the ordi- 
nance of January 8, 1900. Provided, in 
so far as the said ordinance of January 
8, 1900, authorizes said company to ex- 



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tend its line of railroad in a westerly 
direction, the same shall, when the line 
of railroad hereby authorized is com- 
pleted and put in operation, within the 
time specified herein, be repealed and an- 
nulled. 

Section 12, The consent, permission 
and authority hereby given are upon the 
further express condition that the said 
company Shall and will forever indem- 
nify and save harmless the City of Chi- 
cago against and from any and all dam- 
ages of every kind and character, and 
any and all damages to property of every 
kind and character, and from any and 
all damages, judgments, decrees and 
costs and expenses of the same, which 
it may suffer or which may be recovered 
or obtained against said City, for or by 
reason of the granting of or resulting 
from the passage of thjls ordinance, or 
any matter or thing connected therewith, 
or with the exercise by said company 
of any of the privileges hereby granted, 
or from any act or acts of the said com- 
pany under or by virtue of the provis- 
ions of this ordinance. 

Section 13. The City of Chicago shall 
have the right to use the structure au- 
thorized by this ordinance for placing 
thereon its police, fire alarm and tele- 
phone wires, and other wires for the use 
of the City, without charge, provided, 
such wires so placed shall not interfere 
with the use of said structure for the 
purposes herein intended. 

Section 14. The consent, permission 
and authority hereby granted are given 
upon the express agreement and condi- 
tion that the said company shall do no 
permanent injury to the pavement, gut- 
ters, sidewalks, water pipes, sewer or gas 
pipes, telegraph or electric wires and 
cables or pipes, but said company shall 
restore the street, pavement, gutters, 
sidewalks, water pipes, sewer or gas 
pipes, telegraph or electric wires and 
cables or pipes at its own expense, to a 
condition equally as good as before the 
building of said elevated railroad so far 



as consistent with the occupancy by said 
company of said streets and alleys au- 
thorized by this ordinance, and shall 
maintain and keep the same in good re- 
pair and condition for the period of one 
year from the date of said restoration, 
and if the company shall fail or refuse 
■so to do, the same may be done by the 
City of Chicago, and the said company 
shall be liable to the City for the costs 
thereof. 

Section 15. The consent, permission 
and authority hereby given are upon the 
express agreement and understanding 
that in addition to the bond to be exe- 
cuted to the City of Chicago by the said 
Company, as hereinafter specified, the 
said Company shall, before said Com- 
pany shall proceed with the work of con- 
struction authorized by this ordinance, 
and before any permit shall be granted 
for said construction, deposit with the 
City Treasurer of the City of Chicago 
the sum of one hundred thousand dollars 
in cash, or at the option of said Com- 
pany, in bonds or any of the authorized 
issues of Chicago City bonds (or other 
bonds which may be approved of and 
authorized by the Mayor and Comptrol- 
ler of the City of Chicago), at their par 
value, as security for the faithful per- 
formance and observance of the provis- 
ions and conditions of this ordinance; 
provided, that the said sum of one hun- 
dred thousand dollars in cash or bonds 
shall be returned and surrendered to the 
said Company on the completion of the 
said line from a point between a point 
on the main line of railroad of said 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany between Newport avenue on the 
north and School street on the south, 
along the route hereinbefore described 
to the western terminus of said line of 
elevated railroad, on or before June 1, 
1908; and if said Company shall not 
complete on or before June 1, 1908, the 
line above specified, then the entire sum 
of one hundred thousand dollars, in cash 
or in bonds, .shall thereupon be and be- 
come the property of the City of Chi- 



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cago, as agreed and liquidated damages 
for and on account of the said failure" of 
the said company to complete the line 
ah'ove mentioned within the period afore- 
said, hut the time during which any legal 
proceedings shall be pending, whereby 
the isaid Company shall be prevented 
from or delayed in constructing its rail- 
road, or branches, shall be excluded from 
the time herein prescribed for the com- 
pletion of said line of elevated railroad 
of said Company, and in accepting this 
ordinance the said Company shall spe- 
cifically agree in said acceptance to said 
appropriation by the City of Chicago of 
said sum of one hundred thousand dol- 
lars, in cash or bonds, as agreed and liqui- 
dated damages as aforesaid, in case of 
its failure as aforesaid. Upon the certi- 
ficate of the Commissioner of Public 
Works that said line in this section men- 
tioned has been completed in accordance 
with the terms and conlitions of this 
ordinance, then the Mayor and Comp- 
troller shall issue a warrant or order to 
said Company upon the City Treasurer 
for the amount of one hundred thousand 
dollars so deposited, in cash, or for said 
bonds so deposited, together with the 
coupons attached at the time of the de- 
posit thereof. Unless the said deposit 
of one hundred thousand dollars is made 
at the time and in the manner in this 
section prescribed, this ordinance shall 
be void and of no effect. 

Section 16. This ordinance shall not 
be in force until said Northwestern Ele- 
vated Railroad Company shall file with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
a good and sufficient bond, with sure- 
ties approved by the Mayor, in the penal 
sum of one hundred thousand dollars, 
conditioned that said grantee shall and 
will indemnify, save and keep harmless 
the City of Chicago against and from all 
and any damages, judgments, decrees, 
costs, expenses, and all liability of any 
kind or nature whatsoever which may be 
suffered by said t^ity of Chicago by rea- 
son of the passage, of this ordinance, or 
which may be caused by or be incidental 



to the laying, constructing and operating 
of said line of elevated railroad or the 
laying or mainatining of any of the ap- 
pliance and apparatus used under and 
by virtue of the terms of this ordinance; 
and conditioned further for the faithful 
performance and observance by said 
grantee, its successors and assigns, of all 
and singular, the terms, conditions and 
provisions of said ordinance. If at any 
time, in the opinion of the Mayor or the 
City Council, the financial responsibility 
of the sureties, or either of them, upon 
said bond, shall become impaired, then 
said grantee, its successors and assigns, 
shall forthwith, upon notice, file a bond 
in the same sum as herein provided for, 
with the same terms and conditions and 
with sureties who shall be approved by 
the Mayor. The condition of said bond 
or any substitute therefor, and the lia- 
bility or obligation of the parties there- 
to, shall be kept unimpaired throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and in case 
at any time the obligations of the sure- 
ties upon said bond be allowed to lapse 
by the termination of their liability 
thereon, then the privileges hereby 
granted shall cease and determine unless 
within six (6) months after notice by 
the City, a bond for the same amount 
and with like terms and conditions shall 
have been substituted therefor. 

Section 17. The rights, powers and 
privileges hereby granted are upon the 
condition that after said road is con- 
structed and put in operation, all passen- 
ger trains, passenger cars, freight trains 
or freight cars or any rolling stock of 
any description of surface steam rail- 
roads shall be absolutely excluded from 
said elevated road hereby authorized, 
and also from its line of railroad to 
which this is an extension, and that its 
said railroad shall be used for moving its 
passenger trains only, to which end said 
company will cause its trains or cars 
to be regularly and systematically ope- 
rated at such intervals as shall be nec- 
essary to accommodate the public and 
the number of all such trains or cars and 



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cago, as agreed and liquidated damages 
for and on account of the said failure" of 
the said company to complete the line 
above mentioned within the period afore- 
said, hut the time during which any legal 
proceedings shall be pending, whereby 
the isaid Company shall be prevented 
from or delayed in constructing its rail- 
road, or branches, shall be excluded from 
the time herein prescribed for the com- 
pletion of said line of elevated railroad 
of said Company, and in accepting this 
ordinance the said Company shall spe- 
cifically agree in said acceptance to said 
appropriation by the City of Chicago of 
said sumi of one hundred thousand dol- 
lars, in cash or bonds, as agreed and liqui- 
dated damages as aforesaid, in case of 
its failure as aforesaid. Upon the certi- 
ficate of the Commissioner of Public 
Works that said line in this section men- 
tioned has been completed in accordance 
with the terms and conlitions of this 
ordinance, then the Mayor and Comp- 
troller shall issue a warrant or order to 
said Company upon the City Treasurer 
for the amount of one hundred thousand 
dollars so deposited, in cash, or for said 
bonds so deposited, together with the 
coupons attached at the time of the de- 
posit thereof. Unless the said deposit 
of one hundred thousand dollars is made 
at the time and in the manner in this 
section prescribed, this ordinance shall 
be void and of no effect. 

Section 16. This ordinance shall not 
be in force until said Northwestern Ele- 
vated Railroad Company shall file with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
a good and sufficient bond, with sure- 
ties approved by the Mayor, in the penal 
sum of one hundred thousand dollars, 
conditioned that said grantee shall and 
Avill indemnify, save and keep harmless 
the City of Chicago against and from all 
and any damages, judgments, decrees, 
costs, expenses, and all liability of any 
kind or nature whatsoever which may be 
suffered by said City of Chicago by rea- 
son of the passage, of this ordinance, or 
which may be caused by or be incidental 



to the laying, constructing and operating 
of said line of elevated railroad or the 
laying or mainatining of any of the ap- 
pliance and apparatus used under and 
by virtue of the terms of this ordinance; 
and conditioned further for the faithful 
performance and observance by said 
grantee, its successors and assigns, of all 
and singular, the terms, conditions and 
provisions of said ordinance. If at any 
time, in the opinion of the Mayor or the 
City Council, the financial responsibility 
of the sureties, or either of them, upon 
said bond, shall become impaired, then 
said grantee, its successors and assigns, 
shall forthwith, upon notice, file a bond 
in the same sum as herein provided for, 
with the same terms and conditions and 
with sureties who shall be approved by 
the Mayor. The condition of said bond 
or any substitute therefor, and the lia- 
bility or obligation of the parties there- 
to, shall be kept unimpaired throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and in case 
at any time the obligations of the sure- 
ties upon said bond be allowed to lapse 
by the termination of their liability 
thereon, then the privileges hereby 
granted shall cease and determine unless 
within six (6) months after notice by 
the City, a bond for the same amount 
and with like terms and conditions shall 
have been substituted therefor. 

Section 17. The rights, powers and 
privileges hereby granted are upon the 
condition that after said road is con- 
structed and put in operation, all passen- 
ger trains, passenger cars, freight trains 
or freight cars or any rolling stock of 
any description of surface steam rail- 
roads shall be absolutely excluded from 
said elevated road hereby authorized, 
and also from its line of railroad to 
which this is an extension, and that its 
said railroad shall be used for moving its 
passenger trains only, to which end said 
company will cause its trains or cars 
to be regularly and systematically ope- 
rated at such intervals as shall be nec- 
essary to accommodate the public and 
the number of all such trains or cars and 



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the frequency with which they are mov- 
ed, shall be increased as rapidly as the 
demands of the public shall render nec- 
essary or the increase of traffic warrant. 
Provided said Company shall use its 
tracks hereby authorized and connecting 
tracks for the transportation of mate- 
rial or supplies to be used only in the 
construction, maintenance or operation 
of its railroad or power house, and to 
remove waste. 

Section 18. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force as soon as the said 
Company shall file with the City Clerk 
its formal acceptance of the same and 
its bond as hereinbefore provided; pro- 
vided, that if said acceptance and bond 
shall not be filed as aforesaid within 
sixty (60) days from the passage here- 
of, this ordinance shall be void and of 
no effect. 



GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred an or- 
dinance amending an ordinance in favor 
of the Morrison Hotel and Eestaurant 
Co. for electrical conductors, passed Dec. 
16, 1901, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Dever moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 18th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gais, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred ordi- 
nance Morrison Hotel and Restaurant 
Co., introduced and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary March 23, 1904, 
amending ordinance of Dec. 16th, 1901, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the ordinance do pass. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the oTdinance hereto- 



fore granting to the Morrison Hotel and 
Restaurant Co. the right to supply 
eleetrioity for heat, light and power pur- 
poses, within the territory therein de- 
scribed, which s^aid ordinance was passed 
December 16th, 1901, page 1618 of the 
Council Proceedings, be and the same is 
hereby amended by inserting the follow- 
ing words in Section 3 of the said ordi- 
nance, to- wit : 

After the words "within the territory 
covered by this ordinance," in Section 3 
thereof, insert "Excepting therefrom 
Numbers 112 to 126, inclusive, on East 
Madison street, and Number 149 on 
South Clark street," said numbers being 
embraced within the premises occupied 
by the said Morrison Hotel and Res- 
taurant Company. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 



WiLLiAM E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was 
referred ordinance amending Morrison 
Hotel and Restaurant Co., ordinance of 
Dec. 16, 1901; ordinance, Chas. Netcher 
for electric wires, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
an ordinance granting switch track 
privileges over Rockwell street, north of 
38th street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
ferred ordinance granting switch track 
privilege over Rockwell street, north of 
38th street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance, 
compensation having been fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation. 

AN OBDINANCE 

Authorizing the construction of a single 
railroad switch track from the P., C, 
C. and St. L. Railway Company's 
tracks to the premises of Francis W. 
Adams. 

Be it ordained 'by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and they hereby are given 
and granted to Francis W. Adams to 
lay down, construct, maintain and oper- 
ate a single railroad switch track con- 
necting with the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Com- 
pany's tracks at a point about three 
hundred fifty feet north of 38th street, 
and running in " a westerly direction 
across Maplewood avenue and Rockwell 
street to the premises owned by said 
Francis W. Adams, substantially as 
shown in red on the blue print which is 
attached hereto and made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2 That the permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and the 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modi- 
fication, amendment or repeal, and in 
case of repeal, all privileges hereby 
granted shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portions of said streets as are oc- 



cupied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights 
and privileges herein granted, by expira- 
tion of time or otherwise, said grantee 
shall remove said switch track and all 
the appurtenances thereto, and shall 
forthwith restore said streets occupied 
by said switch track to a condition safe 
for public travel, similar to the remain- 
ing portion of the streets in the same 
blocks. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all the exist- 
ing ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or Avhich may hereinafter be 
in force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railway tracks; and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. No work shall be done in 
and about the constiniction of the work 
herein authorized, until a permit author- 
izing the beginning of such work shall 
first have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said Fran- 
cis W. Adams shall pay to the City of 
Chicago the sum of fifty dollars per an- 
num in advance each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance, the 
first payment to be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantee shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of $10,000, with sureties 
to be approved by _the Mayor, condi- 
tioned upon the faithful observance and 
performance of all and singular the con- 
ditions and provisions of this ordinance; 
and conditioneri further to indemnify, 



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save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all loss, damage, ex- 
pense, cost or liability of any kind what- 
soever that may be suffered by it, the 
said City of Chicago, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city for or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance or 
for or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by said grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein given, 
and conditioned to comply with all the 
terms and conditions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and 
if at any time during the life of this 
ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This Ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, and upon the fil- 
ing of an acceptance in virriting of said 
ordinance by said grantee and the filing 
of the bond herein provided for. 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 



Ir 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred an ordinance in favor of Ed- 
ward Taylor to maintain an areaway, 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompamying substitute 
ordinance. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom wai§ re- 
ferred ordinance granting Edward Taylor 
permission to maintain an areaway at 
48-50 Hubbard court, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 



port and recommend the passage of the 
following substitute ordinance, compen- 
isation having been fixed by the Commit- 
tee on Compensation. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Edward Taylor, his successors 
and assigns, to construct and maintain 
an area way 50 feet long by 3 feet 6 
inches wide in the sidewalk space in 
front of 48, 481/2-50 Hubbard court, 
which shall be constructed according to 
plans approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, and 
to be filed in his office. The said open- 
ing shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as 
aforesaid, said grantee, his successors 
or assigns, shall restore said portion of 
the sidewalk at the place where said 
opening is located to a condition satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works, without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago, 
so that the portion of said sidewalk where 
said opening had been located, shall be 
put in the same condition, safe for pub- 
lic travel, as the other parts of said side- 
walk in the same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance un- 
til a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
issue until the grantee herein shall exe- 
cute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten 



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thousand ($10,000) dollars, witli sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, cost, damage or expense 
of any kind whatsoever which may be 
suffered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason 
of the passage of this ordinance or from 
or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and conditioned further 
to observe and perform all and singular, 
the conditions and provisions of this or- 
dinance. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the side- 
walk in which said opening is located in 
a condition satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In oonsideration of the 
privileges hereby granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, the said Edward 
Taylor, his successors and assigns, shall 
pay to the City of Chicago, so long as 
the privileges hereby authorized are be- 
ing enjoyed, the sum of twenty-five dol- 
lars per year, payable annually in ad- 
vance,the first payment to be made upon 
the acceptance of this ordinance, and 
each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within thirty 
days of an acceptance, in writing, of this 
ordinance by said grantee, and the filing 
at the same time of the bond herein pro- 
vided for. 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the Western 
Electric Co. as to sewer in South 45th 
avenue, submitted a report recommend- j 
ing the passage of an accompanying sub- I 
stitute ordinance. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred ordinance for the settlement of 
pending litigation between the City of 
Chicago and Western Electric Co. rel- 
ative to sewer in South 45th avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the settlement \f pending litigation 
between the City of Chicago and 
Western Electric Company relative to 
the sewer in South Forty-fifth avenue. 
Whereas, In certain condemnation 
proceedings, being Case No. 144,865, in 
the Superior Court of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, wherein the City of Chicago was 
petitioner and Mary E. Richmond and 
others were defendants, there was duly 
awarded to said Mary E. Richmond the 
sum of eight thousand ($8,000) dollars 
as damages and compensation for the 
opening of West Forty-fifth street, sixty- 
six (66) feet in Vidth across the follow- 
ing land owned by her, to- wit: That 
part of the east half (E. i/o) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. 14) of Section 
twenty-seven (27), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
Cook County, Illinois, and lying east of 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Belt 



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Railroad and north of the right-of-way 
of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
Railroad, excepting Ogden avenue and 
excepting the east ten (10) acres lying 
north of Ogden avenue; and 

Whereas, In a special assessment 
proceeding, Case No. 19,396, in the 
County Court of Cook County, Illinois, 
wherein the City of Chicago was peti- 
tioner and said Mary E. Richmond and 
others were defendants, for the construc- 
tion of a sewer in West Forty-fifth 
street, said land of Mary E. Richmiond 
was assessed in the sum of eight thous- 
and seven hundred twenty dollars and 
forty cents ($8,720.40) ; and 

Whereas, Thereafter, pursuant to 
an agreement between the City of Chi- 
cago and the duly appointed and acting 
executors and trustees of said Mary E. 
Richmond, said executors and trustees 
conveyed to the City of Chicago, in con- 
sideration of the full release, discharge 
and acquittance on behalf of said City 
of Chicago, of said land of Mary E Rich- 
mond from the lien for the payment of 
said Special Assessment No. 19,396, and 
from any further or future assessment 
for the purposes contemplated in said 
special assessment proceeding, all that 
strip of land, sixty-six (66) feet in 
width east and west, and extending 
north and south from Twenty-second 
street to Ogden avenue, and from Ogden 
avenue to the right-of-way of the Chi- 
cago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 
as located and established in said con- 
demnation proceedings No. 144,865, to 
have and to hold only for the purposes 
of a public street and thoroughfare 
(which public street has ever since been 
known as South Forty-fifth avenue) ; 
and 

Whereas, Said executors and said 
City of Chicago did thereupon cause an 
order to be entered in said special assess- 
ment Case No. 19,396 in the County 
Court of Cook County, Illinois, reciting 
said agreement and the giving of said 
deed and satisfying of record the judg- 



ment theretofore entered in said Case No. 
19,396 against said land of Mary E. 
Richmond, deceased; and 

Whereas, Further proceedings have 
Lately been instituted in said Case No. 
19,396 by the City of Chicago pursuant 
to an ordinance of the City Council for 
the assessment of said land formerly be- 
longing to said Mary E. Richmond, de- 
ceased, but now belonging to Western 
Electri<3 Company, a corporation, for 
the purpose of defraying the expense of 
the construction of said sewer in said 
South Forty-fifth avenue, and said West- 
ern Electric Company has appeared in 
said proceeding and resisted said pro- 
posed assessment upon the ground, with 
others, that said land has already con- 
tributed its full and lawful share of the 
expense of said construction, and that 
the City of Chicago is estopped from 
further assessing the same by reason of 
the agreement and conveyance of land 
and the order of court above referred to, 
and the respective rights of said city and 
of said Western Electric Company in the 
premises are in doubt and can only be de- 
termined by the adjudication of the Su- 
preme Court of Illinois thereon; and 

Whereas, Said Western Electric 
Company has agreed in full and final 
compromise and settlement of said as- 
sessment and litigation and of all mat- 
ters and claims arising out of or in- 
volved therein, and in consideration oi 
the formal and lawful vacation of said 
South Forty^fifth avenu-e from the south 
line of West Twenty-second street to the 
north line of the right-of-way of the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 
road by the City of Chicago, to pay to 
the City of Chicago the sum of eighty- 
seven hundred twenty dollars and forty 
cents ($8,720.40) and to convey to the 
City of Chicago by proper deed of con- 
veyances the thirty-three feet adjoining 
upon the west South Forty-fourth court 
between the north line of Ogden avenue 
and the south line of West Twenty-sec- 
ond street in the City of Chicago for the 



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purpose of widening said South Forty- 
fourth court for street and thoroughfare 
purposes, and further to grant to the 
City of Chicago an easement in said 
South Forty-fifth avenue .after the same 
shall have been duly vacated, which 
easement is in words as follows: 

This indenture witnesseth that the 
grantor, Western Electric Company, a 
corporation duly organized and existing 
under and by virtue of the laws of the 
State of Illinois and having its chief 
place 'of business at the City of Chicago 
in the County of Cook in said State, in 
consideration of the sum of one dollar 

($1.00) and other good and valuable 
considerations, the receipt whereof is 
hereby acknowledged, hereby grants to 
the City of Chicago the right to main- 
tain the nine foot sewer heretofore con- 
structed by said City of Chicago under 
that part of South Forty-fifth avenue, 
lying between the south line of West 
Twenty-second street and the north line 
of the right-of-way of the Chicago, Bur- 
lington and Quincy Railroad, situated in 
that part of the east half ( E. V2 ) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. 14) of Section 
twenty-seven (27) , Township thirty-nine 

(39) North, Range thirteen (13), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, in 
Cook County, Illinois, lying east of the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Belt Rail- 
road and north of the right-of-way of 
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
Railroad, excepting Ogden avenue, and 
excepting the east ten (10) acres lying 
north of Ogden avenue; together with 
the right of full and free access at all 
times to said portion of said sewer for 
purposes of inspection, repair and main- 
tenance. And said Western Electric 
Company agrees that it will maintain a 
strip of land twenty feet in width above 
said sewer during the continuance there- 
of, free and clear from all buildings. 

This grant is made upon the condition 
that the grantor, its successors and as- 
signs, shall have the right to make all 
necessary connections between said sewer 



and its adjoining premises on either side 
thereof, subject to the rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works of said City of Chicago, and to 
maintain all connections with said sewer 
now existing. 

In Witness \^Tiereof, The grantor has 
caused this indenture to be executed in 
its behalf by its duly authorized officials, 
and its corporate seal to be hereto at- 
tached this day of October, A. 

D. 1904. 

Western Electric Company, 

By 

President. 

Attest : 

Secretary. 



State of Illinois, 

Cook County, 

I, , a Notary 

Public in and for said county in the 
State aforesaid, do hereby certify that 
E. M. Barton, who is personally known 
to me to be the President, and C. G. Du 
Bois, who is personally known to me to 
be the Secretary, of Western Electric 
Company, an Illinois corporation, and 
who are personally known to me to be 
the same persons whose names are sub- 
scribed to the foregoing instrument as 
such President and Secretary, respective- 
ly, appeared before me this day in per- 
son and acknowledged that they, as such 
President and Secretary respectively, 
signed and delivered the said instrument 
and caused the corporate seal of said 
Western Electric Company to be thereto 
attached as their free and voluntary act 
as such President and Secretary respec- 
tively, and as the free and voluntary act 
and deed of said corporation, for the 
uses and purposes therein set forth. 

Given under my hand and notarial seal 
this day of October. A. D. 1904. 



Notary Public. 
And Whereas, Said Western Electric 



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Company has deposited with the City 
Comptroller a certified check to the or- 
der of the City of Chicago for said sum 
of eighty-seven hundred twenty dollars 
and forty cents ($8,720.40) together 
with deeds of conveyance and grant of 
said thirty-three foot strip 'of land and 
of said easement in forms approved by 
the Law Department of the City of Chi- 
cago, which check and deeds are to be- 
come effective upon the vacation of South 
Forty-fifth avenue .as aforesaid; and 

Whereas, It is, in the judgment of 
this Council, for the best interests of 
the City of Chicago that said litigated 
questions be compromised and adjusted 
in manner aforesaid; and it further ap- 
pearing that by reason of the partial ele- 
vation of the tracks of the Chicago, Bur- 
lington and Quincy Railroad where the 
same abut upon said South Forty-fifth 
avenue, and by reason further of the 
character of the surroundings and the 
grant of easement to the City of Chicago 
for access, repair and maintenance of 
the sewer above referred to, said portion 
of South Forty-fifth avenue between the 
south line of Twenty-seconti street and 
the north line of the right-of-way of the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 
road is no longer needed for the purposes 
of a public street and thoroughfare; 
now, therefore 

Be it ordained ty the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago be and he is hereby 
directed to accept from said Western 
Electric Company on behalf of the City 
of Chicago said sum of eighty-seven 
hundred twenty dollars and forty cents 
($8,720.40) and said deed of said thirty- 
three foot strip of land adjoining South 
Forty-fourth court upon the west, and 
said grant of easement hereinabove set 
forth, and thereupon to cause to be sat- 
isfied in full upon the proper records of 
said city and said court all claim and 
demand of said city against the above 
described lands, formerly the property 



of Mary E. Richmond, deceased, on ac- 
count of the construction of the sewer 
aforesaid and the matters and things 
arising therefrom. 

Section 2. That South Forty-fifth 
avenue, from the south line of West 
Twenty-second street to the north line of 
the right-of-way of the Chicago, Burling- 
ton and Quincy Railroad, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and its use for all street, 
thoroughfare and public purposes here- 
by declared terminated. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. J. E. Scully, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to Avhom was re- 
ferred a communication in relation to 
raising sidewalk on south side of Le 
Moyne street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Scully moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred communications from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re rais- 
ing sidewalk on south side of Le Moyne 
street, from Spaulding avenue to 250 
feet west thereof, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend, the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to let contract for 
the raising of sidewalk on south side of 
Le Moyne street, from Spaulding ave- 
nue to point 250 feet west thereof. 
J. E. Scully, 

Chai/rman. 



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ALSO, 

The i&ame Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred communicatioii in re, vacating 
alley in Block 7, 12th Street Add., ordi- 
nance vacating a strip of land adjoining 
Lot 1 of Secrest Sub., submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred to ordinance 
granting permission to the Olympic 
Amusement Co. to construct a canopy, 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the same. 

Aid. Harkin moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fich, Sindelar, Hurt, Hoff- 
man, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — ^Conlon — 1 . 

Nays — Cullerton, Conlon — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 



and granted to the Olympic Amusement 
Company, its successors and assigns, to 
construct, maintain and use a canopy 
over the sidewalk from the building 
known as the Ashland Block and situ- 
ated at number 119 Randolph street, 
which canopy shall be constructed of in- 
combustible material. 

The lowest portion of said canopy shall 
not be less than eleven feet above the 
surface of the sidewalk over which said 
canopy projects, shall not extend more 
than fifteen (15) feet ten and one-half 
( 1014 ) inches beyond the face of the 
wall of said building, and shall not ex- 
ceed twenty-five (25) feet in width. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, and 
the location and construction of same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the 
City of Chicago, a copy of which plans 
and specifications shall at all times be 
kept on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works; and no permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to be 
done in and about the construction of 
said canopy herein authorized, until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the said 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and author- 
ity herein granted shall cease and deter- 
mine ten (10) years from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, or 
at ftny time prior thereto in the discre- 
tion of the Mayor. In ease of the termi- 
nation of the privileges herein granted 
by lapse of time, or by the exercise of 
the Mayor's discretion as aforesaid, said 
grantee shall remove said canopy with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever to the City of Chicago. 

Provided, that in the event of a fail- 



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ure, neglect, or refusal on the part of the 
said grantee, its successors or assigns, to 
remove said canopy when directed so to 
do, the City of Chicago may proceed to 
remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to the said grantee, its successors 
or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Olympic Amuse- 
ment Company, its successors or assigns, 
shall pay to the City of Chicago, so long 
as the privileges herein authorized are 
being enjoyed, the sum of ten ($10) dol- 
lars per year, payable annually, 
in advance,; the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall first have been 
issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works authorizing such work to pro- 
ceed; and no permit shall issue until the 
first annual payment herein provided 
for has been made at the office of the 
City Comptroller of the City of Chicago, 
and a bond has been executed by the 
said grantee in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 
tioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all damages, cost, expense, or liabil- 
ity of any kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to, or 
recovered from said City from, by reason 
of, or on account of the permission and 
authority herein granted, or the exer- 
cise by the grantee herein, its lessees 
or assigns, of the permission and author- 
ity herein given; and conditioned fur- 
ther for the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance; 
said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 



throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage; provided that the said grantee 
files a written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, together with the bond herein- 
above provided for, within thirty (30) 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was 
referred order, J. A. Pement, to enclose 
open portion of building order, John 
O'Brien, permit for window; order to re- 
move all bay windows extending over 
lot line; order Ben. W. Wood to erect 
steel balcony; Frank Lene to build frame 
addition, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Harkin moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREET NOMENCLATURE. 

The Committee on Street Nomencla- 
ture, to whom was referred prdinance 
changing name of Fake street to Harri- 
son avenue, resolution and petition not 
to change name of Adams street from 
52d to Central avenues to Wilcox ave- 
nue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Wendling moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMPENSATION. 

The Committee on on Compensation, 
to whom was referred an ordinance 
granting permission to Herbert V. Sey- 
mour to excavate for a coal vault under 



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alley in rear of 75 and 77 West Monroe 
street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the same as amended. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, S'itts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Herbert V. Seymour, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to excavate under 
and to the middle of the alley known as 
School street, in the rear of building num- 
bered 75 and 77 West Monroe street, for 
the purpose of forming ooal bins to be 
used in connection with said building, to 
be constructed according to plans ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and to be 
jfiled in his office, the said excavation 
shall be constructed in a safe and work- 
manlike manner under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 



the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or as- 
signs, shall restore said portion of the 
alley at the place where said excavation 
is located to a condition satisfactory to 
the Commissioner of Public Works with- 
out cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to said City of Chicago, so that 
the portion of said alley where said ex- 
cavation had been located, shall be put 
in the same condition, safe for public 
travel, as the other parts of said alley in 
the same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City 
of Chicago from any and all liability, 
cost, damage or expense of any kind what- 
soever which may be suffered by it, said 
City of Chicago, or which it may be put 
to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein given; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform, 
all and singular, the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon 'cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, his successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 



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alley in which such excavation is lo- 
cated in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and shall 
pay to the City of Chicago ten ($10) 
dollars per annum, in advance, payments 
to be made as of the date of the accept- 
ance of the ordinance by said grantee. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall comply with 
all general ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago now or hereafter in force, pertain- 
ing to and regulating the use of space 
underneath streets and alleys, and if com- 
pensation is required by <tny huch ordi- 
nance to be paii to the (-ity of Chicago 
for such use, ths grantee iierein, his suc> 
cessors and assigns, shall pay such com- 
pensation as id prescribed by uny such 
ordinance. 

Section 6. Tliis ordinance shall t;ikc 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing within 30 
days of an acceptance, in writing, of this 
ordinance by said grantee, and the filing 
at the same time of the bond herein 
provided for. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance granting permission 
to the Soper Lumber Co. to lay a switch 
track, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the same. 

Aid. Snow moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensation, to 
whom was referred ordinance granting 
switch track privilege to Soper Lumber 
Co. over West 22d street, near Loomis 
street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance 



with compensation at the rate of $75 per 

annum. 

Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to The Soper Lumber 
Company and its assigns to lay doAvn, 
maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track connecting with the tracks of the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 
road Company, now located on the south 
side of West Twenty-second street, at a 
point on said tracks about fifty (50) 
feet east of Loomis street and running 
in a northwesterly direction across West 
Twenty- second street into and upon the 
east one hundred and fifty feet (150) of 
the south two hundred fifty feet (250) 
of Block fourteen ( 14 ) of Johnston & 
Lee's Subdivision of the southwest 
quarter (%) of Section twenty (20), 
Township thirty-nine (39), Range four- 
teen (14). 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
the ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all privileges herein 
granted shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portions of said street as is oc- 
cupied by said swiitch track in good 
condition and repair, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. At the termination of 
the rights and privileges herein granted, 
by expiration of time or otherwise, said 
grantee shall remove said switch track 
and all appurtenances thereto, and shall 
forthwith restore said street occupied 
by said switch track to a condition meet- 
ing with the approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public. Works. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 



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vided for shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter 
be in force relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railway 
tracks; and the construction and main- 
tenance thereof, shall be under the su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. No 
work shall be done in and about the 
construction of the work herein au- 
thorized until a permit authorizing the 
beginning of such work shall first have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section o. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said Soper 
Lumber Company shall pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of seventy-five dol- 
lars per annum, in advance, each and 
every year during the life of this or- 
dinance; the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this 
ordinance, and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing work imder 
and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted, said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the observance 
and faithful performance of all and sin- 
gular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance; and conditioned further 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless 
the said City of Chicago from any and 
all loss, damage, expense, cost or lia- 
bility of any kind whatsoever that may 
be suffered by it, the said City of Chi- 
cago, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to, or recovered from said City, 
from or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by said grantee herein by virtue 
of the authority herein given, and con- 
ditioned to comply with all terms and 
conditions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 



shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, and upon the filing of an ac- 
ceptance of said ordinance by said gran- 
tee and the filing of the bond herein pro- 
vided for. 

B. W. Snow, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance granting permission 
to Nicholas W. Hacker to construct an 
elevated switch track, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the 
same. 

Aid. Snow moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assemhled: 

Your Committee on Compensation, to 
whom was referred ordinance granting 
N. W. Hacker permission to construct 
an elevated switch track over West 
Congress street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the or- 
dinance and that the compensation be-j 
fixed at the rate of $20 per annum. 

AN ordinance 

Giving Nicholas W. Hacker and his as- 1 
signs the right to cross West Congress; 
street and alley with an elevated: 
switch track. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and they are hereby granted 
to Nicholas W. Hacker of Chicago, his i 
heirs and assigns, to construct and main- 



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tain steel and iron bridges in the City of 
Chicago, upon and across the alley east 
of Lots ten (10) to fourteen (14), in 
F. W. & J. L. Campbell's Subdivision of 
Lots thirteen (13) to twenty- two (22), 
both inclusive, and Lots twenty- three 
(23) and twenty- four (24), except the 
east 99 feet thereof, in Block four (4), 
in Rockwell's Addition to Chicago, in the 
Northeast quarter of Section thirteen 
(13), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, Cook County, Illi- 
nois, at a point between the north line 
of said Lot ten (10) and the south line 
of said Lot fourteen (14), and upon and 
across West Congress street at a point 
between forty-five (45) feet west of the 
west line of the right of way of the 
Chicago & Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and said right of way for the pur- 
pose of maintaining and operating a 
railroad switch and sidetrack in the City 
of Chicago from the tracks of the said 
Chicago & Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany across said alley and said Con- 
gress street to the lots in the block 
adjacent to said railroad right of way 
between Congress and Harrison streets; 
the under side of said bridge to be not 
lower than the bridge of the Chicago & 
Northwestern Railway Company, now 
across Congress street upon its said right 
of way, but said bridge may be ele- 
vated higher, if desired by said Nicholas 
W. Hacker or his assigns. The approxi- 
mate location of said bridge and tracks 
is shown on the plat attached hereto 
and marked Exhibit "A," and which for 
greater certainty is made a part of this 
ordinance; provided, however, that be- 
fore any such bridge or tracks, as shown 
on' said plat across said street and alley, 
shall be laid, the said Nicholas W. 
Hacker, his heirs or assigns, shall file 
with the City Clerk a bond with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor in the 
sum of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, 
and conditioned upon the observance and 
faithful performance of all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of this or- 



dinance; and conditioned further to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any loss, damage, 
expense, cost or liability of any kind 
whatsoever that may be suffered by it, 
the said City of Chicago, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city, from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done by 
said grantee by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance. ' And if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 2, The said bridges and trades 
covered by this ordinance shall be laid 
down, constructed, maintained and oper- 
ated under the supervision of the Com- 
missioner 'of Public Works of Chicago. 

Section 3. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted shall, however, cease and 
determine at the expiration of ten years 
from the passage of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are subject to all 
general ordinances concerning railroads 
now in force, or that may hereafter be 



Section 5. In consideration of the 
passage of this ordinance and the privi- 
leges hereby granted, said Nicholas W. 
Hacker, his heirs and assigns, shall pay 
annually to said City the sum of twenty 
($20.00) dollars, the said payments to 
be made on the 15th day of January 
in each year, during the dontinuance in 
force of this ordinance; and upon the 
failure to make such payments within 
thirty days after said date, the rights 
and privileges given herein shall then 
cease and determine. In case of the ex- 
piration of this ordinance by lapse of 
time, the said Nicholas W. Hacker and 
his assigns shall at his or their expense 
cause the said bridges and tracks to be 
removed, and upon failure to so remove 
said tracks, then the City of Chicago 



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may within ten days after notice to him 
or his assigns remove said tracks and 
bridges at the expense and cost of said 
parties. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ac- 
ceptance by isaid Nicholas W. Hacker or 
his assigns, provided, such acceptance be 
filed within thirty days after the date 
of the passage of this ordinance. 

B. W. Snow, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating part of an 
alley in F. W. and J. L. Campbell's Sub., 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the same. 

Aid. Snow moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensation, to 
whom was referred ordinance vacating 
part of alley adjoining Lots 39 to 52, 
both inclusive, in F. W. and J. L. Camp- 
bell's Sub. of Lots 13 to 22 and 23 and 
24, except east 99 feet thereof in Block 
4, in Rockwell's Add. to Chicago, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the ordinance and that the price 
of the vacation be fixed at $3,255. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating part of an alley in F. W. and 
J. L. Campbell's Subdivision of Lots 
13 to 22 and Lots 23 and 24, except 
the east 99 feet thereof, in Block 4 in 
Rockwell's Adition to Chicago. 

Be it ordained iy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all that part of the 

alley adjoining Lots thirty-nine (39) to 

fifty-two (52), both inclusive, in F. W. 

and J. L. Campbell's Subdivision of Lots 



thirteen (13) to twenty-two (22) and 
Lots twenty- three (23) and twenty- four 
(24), except the east 99 feet thereof, in 
Block four (4), in Rockwell's Addition 
to Chicago, be and the same is hereby 
vacated ; provided, however, that the said 
alley shall not be vacated unless within 
thirty days of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance, Nicholas W. Hacker 
shall pay the City Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago the sum of three thou- 
sand two hundred and 'fifty-five ($3,255) 
dollars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
the making of the payment hereinabove 
mentioned. 

B. W. Snow, 
Chairman. 



The Committee on Compensation sub- 
mitted a report, as follows: 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Your Committee on Compensation re- 
spectfully submits this report of its ac- 
tions from the time of its creation to 
this date. 

As soon after its creation as it was 
practicable to do so, your committee 
met and organized. The first work we 
undertook was that of fixing the com- 
pensation to be paid by persons and cor- 
porations desiring to lay switch tracks 
in the streets, and the compensation 
to be paid by persons asking the vaca- 
tion of streets and alleys. All this wa3 
attended to as speedily as we could ob- 
tain the information needed as a basis 
for our judgment of the amount to be 
paid. 

We took up the matter of fixing the 
compensation to be paid by those who 
had fruit or dower stands, or boot black 
stands upon public grounds and passed 
upon the applications as rapidly as they 
came before us. Our chief difficulty 
came from the action of the oA^Tiers of 
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without exception, exacted more from 
the applicant than we thought the priv- 
ilege worth. By adhering closely to the 
position that the city is the one to be 
compensated for such privileges, we have 
succeeded in establishing the rule that 
the price to be paid must be fixed by 
the city without regard to the demands 
of the property owners. 

As the greater part, by far, of the 
compensation we seek to have paid to. 
the city will come from those who use, 
for their own profit, the space under- 
neath the surface of the streets, alleys 
and sidewalks, we have prepared the or- 
dinance passed by your Honorable Body 
July 18, 1904. 

Believing it a hardship upon the 
owner of the abutting property to hold 
him liable on the bond given under that 
ordinance after he has sold his prop- 
erty, we have prepared the amendatory 
ordinance passed by your Honorable 
Body. 

We held several meetings that were 
attended by property owners and a num- 
ber of the State street merchants, who, 
at first promised to give us all the aid 
in their power. Their promises, how- 
ever, were short lived, and soon with- 
dra^vn. 

We determined then to force the issue, 
and to that end selected the block 
bounded by Dearborn, Washington, 
State and Madison streets, as the one 
upon which we would make a test of 
the city's power to demand and collect 
compensation for the use of space under- 
neath the sidewalk. We obtained from 
the Board of Review of the county the 
valuations of the several pieces of prop- 
erty in this block, and notified those 
using the underground space adjoining 
the block of the compensation to be paid 
by them respectively, and also gave no- 
tice that the compensation ordinance 
would be strictly enforced. 

On the 12th of October last the Amer- 
ican Express Company, the Columbus 
Safe Deposit Company, and some fifty 



other corporations and persons, filed 
their bill in chancery in the Superior 
Court of Oook County, alleging, among 
other things, that said ordinance of July 
18, 1904, is void and of no eifect, and 
praying that it be so adjudged and that 
the city and the Commissioner of Public 
Works be enjoined from enforcing the 
same, and, particularly, from instituting 
or prosecuting any suits or proceedings 
against any of the complainants in said 
bill or any other person who may join 
in said bill for any violation of that or- 
dinance. 

Upon the presentation of this bill 
Judge Brentano entered an order re- 
straining the city and its Commissioner 
of Public Works from enforcing, or at- 
tempting to enforce, said ordinance 
against any person. This injunction 
still remains in full force and effect. 

It is our intention to fight this suit, 
and all others like it that may be 
brought, to the end so that the matters 
at issue may be finally determined and 
the city's power and authority over this 
underground space conclusively settled 
by our Supreme Court. 

B. W. Snow, 
Chairman. 



STATE LEGISLATION. 

The Committee on State Legislation, to 
whom was referred an order in re. the 
prohibition of information regarding 
horse races, submitted a report recom- 
mending the adoption of an accompany- 
ing resolution. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 2 1st, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on State Legislation, 
to whom was referred an order concern- 
ing the prohibition of information re- 



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garding horse races, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the adoption of the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Resolved, That the General Assembly 
be requested at its next session to pass 
the annexed bill, entitled "An act pro- 
hibiting the publication and distribution 
of information concerning horse races: 

AN ACT 

Prohibiting the publication and distri- 
bution of information concerning 
horse races. • 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the peo- 
ple of the State of Illinois, represented 
in the General Assemtly: That every 
person who shall publish, distribute, buy, 
sell, advertise, lend, give, offer or show, 
or have in his possession or upon his 
premises with intent to sell, lend, give, 
offer, 'Show or distribute any racing 
form card, sheet, pamphlet, book, paper, 
periodical or lother thing, containing or 
purporting to contain information con- 
cerning the odds on race horses, the names 
of riders of such race horses, the condi- 
tion of race tracks, or any other informa- 
tion intended or calculated to be used^ 
or that is commonly used in gambling 
on horse races, or in book making or pool 
selling on horse races, whether such races 
be real or imaginary, and every person 
who shall design, copy, draw, photo- 
graph, print, stereotype, lithograph, etch, 
engrave,' carve, make, or otherwise pre- 
pare, or assist in preparing, anything 
herein named, shall be deemed guilty of a 
misdemeanor, and upon conviction there- 
of shall be subject to a fine of not more 
than one thousand dollars, or to im- 
prisonment in the County Jail not to 
exceed one year or to both such fine and 
imprisonment. 

Section 2, Whereas, an emergency 
exists for the immediate taking effect of 
this act, therefore it shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage and 
approval 

Charles Alling, 

Chairjnan. 



CHICAGO CHARTER AMENDMENT 
CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE. 

The Special Committee on Charter 
Amendment, having under consideration 
work with which it was charged, submit- 
ted a report recommending as follows: 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be 
published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled : 

The Chicago Charter Amendment Cam- 
paign Committee of the City Council begs 
leave to submit herewith report of the 
work with which it was charged, and rec- 
ommend that the report be printed in 
the Council Proceedings, and exhibits 
thereto attached be placed in the files of 
the City Clerk's office. 

Very respectfully, 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 



To the Honorable, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

On January 25, 1904, the City Council 
passed a resolution, as follows: 

Whereas, There is to be su^bmitted to 
the people of Illinois at the election of 
November next, an amendment to the 
Constitution of the State, commonly 
known as the Chicago Charter Amend- 
ment, the purpose of which is to enable 
the City of Chicago to secure a new char- 
ter providing added powers and more di- 
rect responsibility; and. 

Whereas, The adoption of this amend- 
ment is a matter of great moment to the 
people of this community; now, there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, that the Mayor be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
appoint a special committee of this 
Council to be known as the Chicago 
Charter Amendment Campaign Commit- 



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tee. This committee shall consist of 
seven members of the City Council and 
the Mayor, who shall be a member ex- 
officio. The committee shall have power 
to take such steps as it may deem wise 
to promote the adoption 'of said amend- 
ment, and to that end may invite the co- 
operation of and work in harmony with 
civic and other organizations favoring 
the adoption of the amendment, and 
may, if it thinks proper, form an auxili- 
ary committee of citizens to assist incar- 
rying on a campaign of education in be- 
half of the adoption of said Chicago 
Charter Amendment. 

An employe of the City of Chicago to 
act as secretary of said committee shall 
be assigned by the Mayor, and a stenog- 
rapher also in the employ of the City of 
Chicago shall be assignftd to said com- 
mittee if such services are found neces- 
isary. 

Pursuant thereto, on February 1, 1904, 
His Honor, the Mayor, appointed the fol- 
lowing named Aldermen members of the 
'Committee : 

Aid. Milton J. Foreman. 

Aid. Charles D. Werno. 

Aid. Linn H. Young. 

Aid. Vincent J. Jozwiakowski. 

Aid. V. E .Cerveny. 

Aid. Adolph Larson. 

Aid. Thomas Carey. 

Todd Lunsford, Esq., of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel's office, was assigned to the 
committee as secretary, and entered in 
and upon his duties, and served from its 
first meetiitg. 

The expiration of the Council year ter- 
minated the existence of the committee, 
and, therefore, on May 3, 1904, pursuant 
to a resolution adopted at the meeting 
of April 11, 1904, continuing the com- 
mittee. His Honor, the Mayor, appointed 
the following named Aldermen to serve 
on the committee: 

Aid. Milton J. Foreman, Chairman. 

Aid. Chas. D. Werno. 

Aid. Linn H. Young. 



Aid. Vincent J. Jozwiakowski. 

Aid. Rudolph Hurt. 

AM. Adolph Larson. 

Aid. Thomas Carey. 

In considering the work of securing 
the approval of a majority of the voters 
for the Constitutional Amendment, the 
committee determined to practically con- 
fine its efforts to the City of Chicago. It 
was felt that the diverse nationalities of 
the Chicago voters, and the consequent 
work necessary to properly reach them 
made this decision one of wisdom. For 
the purpose of furnishing to the voter 
of each nationality literature printed in 
his own language, the committee took 
steps to secure information as to the 
various languages spoken, a^nd the nu- 
merical strength of each in Chicago, and 
in this report will be found a summary 
of the character, language and quantity 
of the literature sent out. In addition 
to this work, a large number of letters 
were sent to churches and societies, both 
in the City of Chicago and through the 
State generally. 

In its efforts towards securing the 
adoption of the amendment, this com- 
mittee worked in perfect harmony with 
the Charter Campaign Committee of the 
Civic Federation. The thanks of Chi- 
cago are due it, as well as to the poli- 
tical parties which endorsed the amend- 
ment, and to the press, secular and 
religious, both of Chicago and the State 
at large, for their consistent and ener- 
getic support. 

The sum of five thousand dollars was 
appropriated, ia the last appropriation 
bill, for the expenses of this committee, 
and almost entirely used in the printing 
and distribution of literature. The fol- 
lowing summarizes the amount and char- 
acter of the literature sent out by the 
committee : 

Eight thousand letters in various lan- 
guages to the ministers of the State of 
Illinois, urging them to advise their con- 
gregations to vote for the amendment. 

Five hundred letters to newspapers 



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printed in languageis other than English 
asking for editorial and news assistance. 

Approximately eighty-six hundred let- 
ters to Chicago lodges and siocieties in 
the following languages : Bohemian, 
Slavonian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swed- 
ish, Italian, French, German and Polish. 
These letters urged the lodges to united 
action in support of the movemenit, and 
were read at stated meetings. 

Twenty thousand placards, reproduc- 
ing the effective cartoon which appeared 
in the Daily News of last summer, in 
which cartoon the City of Chicago is de- 
picted as a maiden in short skirts plead- 
ing for a new dress, were distributed. It 
is the belief of the committee that noth- 
ing more effective was done in this cam- 
paign. These placards were hung in the 
stores, shops, factories and railway sta- 
tions, and in its work of placing these 
placards the committee met with hearty 
co-operation from the citizens of the City 
of Chicago. 

Numerous requests reached the com- 
mittee for a brief, succinct statement as 
to the purport of the amendment. In 
response to this demand the Committee 
formulated an eight-page pamphlet, 
which set out in the plainest possible 
manner what the amendment contained, 
and also the benefits to be realized there- 
from by Chicago. Of these pamphlets 
650,000 were distributed, printed in ten 
different languages, viz. : 10,000 in 
Hebrew; 5,000 in Dutch; 5,000 in 
Lithuanian; 120,000 in German; 25,000 
in Swedish; 5,000 in French; 10,000 in 
Italian; 20,000 in Norwegian; 5,000 in 
Slavonian; 25,000 in Bohemian; 20,000 
in Polish, and 400,000 in English. 

In addition thereto, the committee dis- 
tributed 650,000 two-page leaflets, in the 
same languages, which contained the text 
of the amendment, and a short explana- 
tion of the various steps that must be 
taken before Chicago could get a new 
charter. 

Five thousand posters, 56x42 inches in 



size, were printed, with the words: 
"Vote 'Yes' for the Amendment to the 
Constitution," in fifteen different lan- 
guages. These posters were placed on 
the most prominent billboards in Cook 
County. 

The foregoing will show that the com- 
mittee distributed 1,342,100 separate 
pieces of printed matter to the voters of 
Chicago. Appended hereto are copies of 
all the printer matter which was sent 
out by the committee, and which it re- 
spectfully reoommends be placed in the 
files of the City Clerk's ofiice. 

A representative of the committee was 
present at each of the conventions of the 
great political parties, as well as a num- 
ber of other conventions held outside of 
the City of Chicago, and it assisted ma- 
terially in formulating and securing the 
adoption of the planks endorsing the 
Amendment, as they appeared in the 
platforms of the various parties. 

The committee expreses its obligation 
to the American Posting Service for a 
wntribution of $200.00; to W. J. Cham- 
pion, for services in placing placards in 
the various stations of the elevated rail- 
roads, and to Mr. Reuben H. Donnelley, 
for a directory, and to the citizens of 
Chicago who in various ways assisted 
the committee in its work. 

A detailed account of the expenditures 
of the committee will be found on file 
in the Comptroller's office. 

The work for which the committee was 
eonstitued having been accomplished, it 
respectfully presents the report of its 
work, and recommends that this report 
be printed in the Council Proceedings 
and placed on file in the City Clerk's 
office. 

Chicago Charter Amendment Cam- 
paign Committee of the City Coun- 
cil, 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Ghai/rman. 
Todd Lunsford, 

Secretary. 



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SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE- 
ATERS. 

The Special Committee on Theaters, 
liaving under consideration a communi- 
cation from the Fire Marshal, amending 
Section A17 of the Theater ordinance in 
re. firemen, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
ordinance. 

Aid. Jones moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 21, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Special Committee on Theaters, 
liaving under consideration a, communi- 
cation from the Fire Marshal amending 
Section A17 of the Theater ordinance in 
re. firemen, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That quoted Section A 17 
of the ordinance passed July 18th, 1904, 
amending the ordinance relating to the 
Department of Buildings and governing 
the erection of buildings, etc., in the City 
of Chicago, passed March 28, 1898, and 
all subsequent amendments thereto, 
which quoted Section A 17 is printed at 
page 1128 of the current printed Coun- 
cil Proceedings, be amended so that said 
quoted Section A 17 shall read as fol- 
lows : 

"Section A 17. (Employment of 
Fireman — ^Duties of Fireman.) It shall 
be the duty of the person, firm or cor- 
poration maintaining and operating a 
theater to employ one competent, ex- 
perienced fireman, who shall be de- 
tailed by the Fire Marshal; shall be 
in the uniform of the Chicago Fire De- 
partment; shall be on duty at such 
theater during the whole time it is 
open to the public; shall report to and 



be subject to the orders of the Fire 
Marshal; shall see that all fire ap- 
paratus required by this ordinance is 
in its proper place, in proper condition 
ready for use, all exits unlocked dur- 
ing the whole time such theater is 
open to the public, and all in efficient 
and ready working order. Said fire- 
man and Fire Marshal shall require a 
drill of the employes of such theater 
for the use of all apparatus and ap- 
pliances for the prevention of fire in- 
side the building at least twice in 
every week, and said fireman shall re- 
port to the Fire Marshal the manner 
and efficiency of said drill. Said fire- 
man shall report in writing daily to 
the Fire Marshal the condition and 
equipment of the theater to which he 
is detailed. No fireman shall be on 
duty at any one theater for a period 
longer than two weeks." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

force from and after its passage and due 

publication. 

John H. Jones, 

Chairman. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER 

MEETINGS PENDING BEFORE 

THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on an ordinance authorizing 
the drawing of a warrant for the pur- 
pose of borrowing money to pay the cost 
of making permanent municipal improve- 
ments, deferred and published October 
31, 1904, page 1466. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 



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Preib, Fiek, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson,' Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Paymer, Wendling, Bums, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 
'Nays — Gonlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Whereas, On the 18th day of July, A. 
D. 1904, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago duly passed an ordinance pro- 
viding for the issuance of five million 
dollars of Permanent Improvement 
Bonds, in which said ordinance it was 
provided by Section 5 thereof as follows, 
to-wit : 

"Section 5. That said bonds shall be 
delivered by the City Comptroller of 
said city to the purchaser or pur- 
chasers of the same, and the proceeds 
derived therefrom shall be used solely 
for the purpose of making permanent 
mimicipal improvements in said city 
and paying that portion of the cost of 
public local improvements therein for 
which said city as a whole is charge- 
able;" and. 

Whereas, During the years 1903 and 
1904, respectively, the sums of $393,233.71 
and $279,262.74 were expended by said 
city in paying the cost of making per- 
manent municipal improvements of the 
kind and character specified in said ordi- 
nance of July 18, 1904, which sums of 
money were obtained by the issue and 
negotiation of certain warrants of said 
city, which now remain outstanding and 
unpaid to the amount of $672,496.45 in 
the aggregate; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained 'by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the City Comptroller 



of the City of Chicago be and he is 
hereby directed to draw a warrant upon 
the Treasurer of said city, payable out 
of the proceeds derived from the sale of 
the bonds of said city authorized by said 
ordinance of July 18, 1904, for the sum 
of $672,496.45 for the creation of a spe- 
cial fund, which shall be used to pay, 
take lip and redeem a like amount of the 
outstanding warrants of said city men- 
tioned in the preamble hereof, which 
were issued and negotiated in the years 
1903 and 1904 for the purpose of borrow- 
ing money for paying the cost of mak- 
ing permanent municipal improvements 
in said city. 

Section 2. That the Treasurer of 
said City of Chicago be and he hereby is 
authorized and directed to honor and pay 
the warrant of the Comptroller hereby 
authorized and to devote the fund so 
provided for to the payment, taking up 
and redemption of the said outstanding 
warrants of said oity mentioned in the 
preamble hereof. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and alter 
its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on an ordinance to transfer 
$650,000 from the "Water Fund" to the 
"Corporate Fund," deferred and pub- 
lished October 31, 1904, page 1468. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Patterson moved to defer action 
one week. 

Aid. Bennett moved to table Aid. Pat- 
terson's motion. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Fore- 
man, Pringle, McCormick (5th Avard), 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Hoffman, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, Maypole, Beil- 
fuss. Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Dever, Finn. 



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Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Schmidt 
(23d ward), J]hemann, Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Wendling, Butterworth, 
Eoberts, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rux- 
ton. Race, Hunter — 43. 

ISlays — Dixon, Richert, Rooney, Young, 
Preib, Cullerton, Harkin, Sitts, Conlon, 
Moran, Ryan, Patterson, Palmer, Mc- 
Cormick (21st ward), Schmidt (24th 
ward), Leachman, Butler, Larson, Ray- 
mer, Burns, Bradley, Johnson, Wood- 
ward— 23. 

Aid. Bennett moved the passage of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Fore- 
man, Pringle, McCormick (5th ward). 
Potter, Bennett, Moynihan, Jones, Hurt, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt. Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Dunn, Wil- 
liston, Blake, Reinberg, Leacliman, Brad- 
ley, Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Bihl, Ruxton, Hunter — 40, 

iVa^/s — Dixon, Richert, Rooney, Young, 
Snow, Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Cullerton, 
Harkin, Kunz, Sitts, Conlon, Moran, Pat- 
terson, McCormick (21st ward), Schmidt 
(23d ward), Schmidt (24th ward), But- 
ler, Larson, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, 
Johnson, Woodward, Race — 26. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

for the transfer of six hundred and fifty 
thousand ($650,000.00) dollars of the sur- 
plus of the "Water Fund" to the "Cor- 
porate Fund." 

Whereas, There now exists in the 
Water Fund" of the City of Chicago a 
surplus of more than six hundred and 
fifty thousand ($650,000.00) dollars over 
and above all the current and existing 
liabilities against the said fund; 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Treasurer 



of the City of Chicago be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to transfer from 
the said "Water Fund" to the "Corporate 
Fund" of the City of Chicago, the sum of 
six hundred and fifty thousand ($650,- 
000.00) dollars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on an order appropriating $40,- 
000 for repairs to building at 385-393 
Fifth avenue, deferred and published Oct. 
31, 1904, page 1472. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potted Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman i,Zmmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Moran, 
Ryan, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th Avard), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake. Reinberg, T^eachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

j^ays — Kunz — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That there is hereby appro- 
priated from the Water Fund for repairs 
to building at 385-393 Fifth avenue the 
sum of forty thousand ($40,000.00) dol- 
lars; to be expended in accordance "vvith 
the terms of an order heretofore passed 
on February 17, 1904, in accordance with 
request of the Commissioner of Public 
Works attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 



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on Finance on orders for Alexander 
Lavin for refund of amusement license, 
Dr. Chas. J. Whalen for refund of dog 
license and B. L. Jones for refund of 
milk license, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 31, 1904, page 1475. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the orders therewith. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the orders as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Alexander Lavin-the sum of forty 
and twenty-five one-hUndredths (40.25) 
dollars; same to be in full for claim for 
refund of unusued portion of amusement 
license No. 168 issued September 22, 1903, 
and charge same to the Finance Com- 
mittee Fund, Appropriation Ordinance 
1904. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Dr. Chas. J. Whalen the sum of 
two ($2.00) dollars; same being refund 
of dog license taken out in duplicate tag 
Nos. 23607 and 22495, having been both 
obtained for the same dog, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
Appropriation Ordinance 1904. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to B, L. Jones the sum of ten 
($10.00) dollars; same being refund of 
amount paid for milk depot license No. 
1384, taken out through error instead of 
milk wagon license, and charge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, Appropria- 
tion Ordinance 1904. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the City Collector attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on the claims of Alvina 
Greenberg, Anna Labow and C. R. Benk- 
ley for personal injuries, deferred and 
published October 31, 1904, page 1475. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the orders therewith. 



The motion prevailed and the orders 
were passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Patter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt; Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

^ays — Conlon — 1. 

The following are the orders as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directedto 
pay to Alvina Greenberg the sum of one 
hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Alvina Greenberg on 
October 31, 1903, in front of 164 North 
Centre avenue, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, Appropriation 
Ordinance 1904. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized land directedto 
pay to Anna Labow the sum of twenty- 
live ^$25.00) dollars; same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an acci- 
dent to said Anna Labow on November 2, 
1903, at 415 Maxwell street, by reason 
of a defective sidewalk, and charge same 
to the Finance Committee Fund, Appro- 
priation Ordinance 1904. 

Ordered^ That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized land directedto 
pay to C. R. Benkley the sum of fifty 
($50.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature aris- 
ing from or growing out of an accident 



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to said C. K. Benkley on June 20, 1904, 
by reason of a defective sidewalk at 1384 
West North avenue, and c^ arge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, Appropria- 
tion Ordinance 1904; 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of a sub-committee attached 
hereto and opinions by the City Attorney 
attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on the claim of James F. 
Scannell for personal injuries, deferred 
and published October 31, 1904, page 
1476. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
P'otter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, PalmeT, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Haymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Gonlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to James F. Scannell for the amount of 
time lost on account of injuries received 
March 19, 1904, and the Com/ptroller is 
directed to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of- Pub- 
lic Works, attached hereto. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Mrs. Mary Hine 
for personal injuries, deferred and pub- 
lished Oct. 31, 1904, page 1476. 

AM. Bennett, moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

. The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the City Attorney be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to allow a judgment to be taken against 
the City in favor of Mrs. Mary Hine in 
the amount of two hundred and fifty 
($250.00) dollars, same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an acci- 
dent to said Mrs. Mary Hine on Novem- 
ber 21, 1903, on south side of 63d street, 
near Jefferson avenue, by reason of de- 
fective sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of a sub-committee and 
opinion of the City Attorney attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims of sundry persons 
for decrease of water taxes, deferred and 
published Oct. 31, 1904, page 1477. 



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Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to decrease water 
taxes assessed against the following per- 
sons upon property named, same to be in 
full of claims for decreases of taxes on 
the property named: 
Edward T. Noonan, 6814 S. Pau- 
lina street $24.00 

Vernon M. Lee, 814 61st street, all 
taxes assessed prior to May, 
1902, property being in use for 
poor famdlies by Bureau of 
Charities. 
Victor Walstron, 140-4 Vedder 

street 98.90 

Owner 48 West Madison street assessed 
as 86 and 88 South Clinton street as fol- 
lows : 

86 South Clinton street $33.00 

88 South Clinton street 71.00 

This action is taken upon the several 
recommendations of a sub-committee at- 
tached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for rebate of 
water taxes, deferred and published Oct. 
31, 1904, page 1477. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was paissed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
bowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemami, 



Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

'Nays — Oonlon — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons in the 
amount set opposite their names, same 
to be in full of claims for rebates of wa- 
ter taxes on the properties named: 
Barber Asphalt Co., 1233-47 Pau- 
lina street $159.75 

Henry Schoelkopf, 100 West 

Jackson boulevard 18.00 

M. Bortoli, 2745 West Madison 

street 40.04 

Madlung, Eidmann & McCortney, 

6721 Throop street. 1.12 

This action is taken upon the several 
recommendations of a sub-committee at- 
tached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of A. R. Fisher for 
damages to building, deferred and pub- 
lished Oct. 31, 1904, page 1477. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d Avard), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 



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1904 



son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

Nays — ^Gonlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to A. R. Fisher in the sum of one hun- 
dred and twenty ($120.00) dollars; same 
to be in full of all claims of whatever 
kind or nature arising from or growing 
out of damages to building at 6937 
Jackson Park avenue by reason of the 
building of the intercepting sewer in 
said avenue, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from the ap- 
propriations for intercepting sewers. 

This action is taken upon the reports 
of the department attached hereto and 
the estimate of the City Architect also 
attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on the claim of the Village 
of Riverdale for repairs to Calumet 
River bridge, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 31, 1904, page 1478. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
.Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, lieinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 



noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to the Village of Riverdale in the sum 
of one hundred and two and ninety- six 
one hundredths ($102.96) dollars in pay- 
ment of repairs to bridge over Calumet 
River at Halsted street, in accordance 
with agreement made by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
appropriations for bridge repairs. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendations of the City Engineer and 
Commissioner of Public Works attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on the claim of Nicola De 
Paola for personal injuries, deferred and 
published October 31, 1904, page 1478. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCor.nick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
to Nioola De Paola in the sum of eighteen 
and twelve-one hundredths ($18.12) dol- 
lars, same to be in full of claims for in- 
juries received in intercepting sewer as 
per waiver attached, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from ap- 
propriation for intercepting sewers. 

This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid! Bennett, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Finance on the claim of Fritz Roth 
for salary, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 31, 1904, page 1479. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Eichert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jonea, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

ISlays — Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to draw a voucher for the sum of 
$55.91 in favor of Fritz Roth and charge 
said amount to_ Bridgetender's salary, 
Erie street bridge, for the month of July, 
1904, and the Comptroller is hereby ui- 



rected and authorized to pay said 
amount, in accordance with the reoom- 
mendation of the City Engineer and 
Commissioner of Public Works which is 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, South Division, on an 
ordinance amending an ordinance passed 
July 11th, 1904, permitting James A. 
Patten to lay pipes, deferred and pub- 
lished October 24, 1904, page 1396. 

Aid. Young moved to recommit the 
ordinance to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
on an ordinance in favor of H. D. Fulton 
for a switch track, deferred and pub- 
lished October 31, 1904, page 1480. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski. Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth. Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Wood^^^rd, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

ISlays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 



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1004 



AN ORDINANCE 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and they hereby are given and 
granted to H. D. Fulton to lay down, 
construct, maintain and operate a single 
railroad switch track connecting with the 
Englewood Connecting Railway of the 
Pittsburg, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. 
Louis Railway at a point therein between 
Paulina street and the alley immediately 
east of said street, and extending in a 
northeasterly direction one hundred and 
ninety (190) feet to the north line of the 
right of way of said connecting railway, 
twenty-six (26) feet west of the east line 
of Marsh'field avenue, and thence running 
in Marshfield avenue and crossing the 
east line thereof about ten (10) feet 
north of the right of way of said connect- 
ing railway; thence running in an east- 
erly direction through Lots eleven (11) 
and ten (10) lying immediately north of 
the right of. way of said connecting rail- 
way and terminating at the west line 
of Ashland avenue in said Lot ten (10). 

Section 2. That the permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and the 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or appeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said switch track in good condition 
and repair, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights 
and privileges herein granted, by ex- 
piration of time or otherwise, said 
grantee shall remove said switch track 
and all the appurtenances thereto and 
shall forthwith restore said street oc- 
cupied by siaid switch track to a condi- 



I tion similar to the remaining portion of 
the street in the same block. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all the ex- 
isting ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railway tracks ; and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. No work shall be done in 
and about the construction of the work 
herein authorized until a permit author- 
izing the beginning of such work shall 
first have been issued by the Commission- 
er of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said H. D. 
Fulton shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of fifty dollars per annum in ad- 
vance, each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annualh^ thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantee shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of $10,000, with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance; 
and conditioned further to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all loss, damage, ex- 
pense, cost or liability of any kind what- 
soever that may be suffered by it, the 
said City of Chicago, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to, or recovered 
from said city from or by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordinance 
or from or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by said grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein given, 
and conditioned to comply with all the 



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.terms and conditions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall tliere- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon filing of an acceptance 
in writing of said Ovrdinance by said 
grantee and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, South Division, on 
an ordinance vacating part of 49th street, 
in Block 5, Hyde Park, deferred and pub- 
lished Oct. 31, 1904, page 1481. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance w^as passed by yeas and nays fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Eoomey, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Tick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Eheraann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Oonlon — 1. 

Tlie following is the ordinance ais 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating a portion of Forty-ninth street. 
Whereas, Mrs. T. B. Blackstone has 



recently erected for public use a hand- 
some library building, which is located 
on Lot one ( 1 ) in Block five ( 5 ) of Hyde 
Park, being a subdivision of the east 
half (E. l^) of the southeast quarter 
(S. E. 14), and the east half (E. 1/2) of 
the northeast fractional quarter (i/4) of 
Section eleven (11), Township thirty- 
eight (38), Range fourteen (14), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook 
County, Illinois; and, 

Whereas, The grounds surrounding 
the said library building are not thought 
large enough to be suitable to said build- 
ing, and the only means for enlarging 
the same would be by vacating that por- 
tion of Forty-ninth street adjoining said 
Lot one ( 1) ; and, 

Whereas, A petition signed by a large 
number of property owners in the vicin- 
ity of said library building, praying for 
the vacation of said part of said Forty- 
ninth street -has been presented to the 
City Council; now, therefore. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that part of Forty- 
ninth street lying between the east line 
of Washing'ton avenue and the west line 
of Lake avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
as shown in red on the plat which is at- 
tached hereto and made a part hereof, be, 
and the same is hereby vacated; pro- 
vided, however, and it is hereby made an 
express condition of this ordinance that 
said portion of said street so vacated 
shall be thereafter used exclusively as a 
part of a small public park, which park 
shall comprise a triangular piece of 
ground bounded on the south by th© 
north line of Lot one ( 1 ) in Block five 
(5) of Hyde Park, being a subdivision 
of the east half (E. 14) of the southeast 
quarter (S. E. 14), and the east half 
(E. i/> ) of the northeast fractional quar- 
ter (14) of Section eleven (11), Town- 
ship thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
fourteen (14), east of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois, 
and on the east and west bv the east line 



1 



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of Washington avenue and the west line 
of Lake avenue produced northward to 
the point of intersection; and should the 
said part of said street ever be used or 
attempted to be used for any other pur- 
pose, then this ordinance shall imme- 
diately become null and void, and the 
said part of said street thereupon imme- 
diately again become a public street of 
the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval. 

Tlie Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Commitee on 
Streets and Alleys, South Division, on a 
resolution to create a small park to be 
known as Blackstone Park, deferred and 
published Oct. 31, 1904, page 1482. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the re- 
port and adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, Mrs. T. B. Blackstone, 
through her public-spirit and generosity, 
has presented to the City of Chicago a 
beautiful and expensive library building, 
known as the Blackstone Memorial 
Library Building, situated between Lake 
avenue and Washington avenue, near 
49th 'street; therefore. 

Resolved, That the Special Park Com- 
mission of the City of Chicago be and is 
hereby requested to take such steps as 
may be necessary to create and beautify 
a small public park, to be known as 
"Blackstone Park," out of all of the por- 
tion of land lying north and abutting on 
Lot 1, Block 5, of Hyde Park, being a 
Sufbdivision of the E. % of the S. E. 14 
and the E. 1/2 of the N. E. fractional 14 
of Section 11, Township 38 and Range 14, 
and between the east line of Washington 
avenue and the west line of Lake avenue 
produced northward to the point of in- 
tersection. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 



presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, South Division, on 
an ordinance in favor of McCiiire & Cobb 
for a bridge, deferred and published Oct. 
31, 1904, page 1483. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Koberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
to McGuire & Cobb, their successors and 
assigns, to construct and maintain a cov- 
ered passageway or bridge across the al- 
ley running east and west between Thir- 
ty-third street and Groveland Park, and 
connecting the buildings at the third 
story thereof, situated at the southeast 
corner of Thirty-third and Cottage Grove 
avenue, and at the northwest corner of 
G-roveland Park and Cottage Grove ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago; Provided, 
that such covered bridge or passageway 
shall be used exclusively as a passage- 
way between said buildings, not lower 
than the third story thereof, and shall 



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not be more than a single story in heighl, 
and not more than five feet in width; 
said covered bridge or passageway shall 
be built of incombustible material, and 
the construction thereof shall be in conl- 
pliance with the Building ordinances and 
Fire ordinances of the City of Chicago, 
and shall be to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Buildings and the Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The said McGuire & Cobb, 
their successors and assigns, shall pay 
until these privileges are revoked, or 
their termination by lapse of time, be- 
ginning with the first day of December, 
1904, to the City of Chicago, the sum of 
twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per annum, 
payable annually in advance on the first 
day of December, in each year, for the 
privileges herein granted, and shall file 
with the City Clerk of the City of Chi- 
cago before commencing the construc- 
tion of said covered bridge or passage- 
way, its acceptance of the conditions of 
this ordinance; and shall thereupon en- 
ter into a bond with the City of Chicago, 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000.00) dollars, conditioned for 
themselves and their successors or as- 
signs, to save the City of Chicago harm- 
less from the privileges herein granted, or 
by reason of the maintenance of said cov- 
ered bridge or passageway, or in con- 
sequence of any act of said McGuire & 
Cobb, or their successors and assigns, or 
by any of their agents or servants done 
or suffered to be done in the construction 
or maintenance of said covered bridge 
or passageway. 

Section 3. The privileges herein 
granted shall expire at the termination 
of ten (10) years from and after the first 
day of December, 1904, and shall be ter- 
minable at any time at the discretion of 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago, and 
thereupon said McGuire & Cobb, their 
successors or assigns, shall forthwith re- 
move said covered bridge or passageway 
at their own expense, and without any 



cost to the City of Chicago, so as to com- 
pletely remove said covered bridge or 
passageway as an obstruction in or over i 
said alley. Said covered bridge or pas- | 
sageway shall be built in accordance j 
with the specifications prescribed by the ; 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage and tEe 
filing of said bond and acceptance within 
sixty days hereof. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
on an ordinance vacating alley lying 
south of Lots 5 to 20 and north of Lots 
4, 2, 3 and 21, in Burnside Add., de- 
ferred and published October 31, 1904, 
page 1484. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Y^oung, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoftman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — G6. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ordinance 

Vacating the sixteen (16) foot blind al- 
ley running west from Drexel avenue 
to the Illinois Central Railway Com- 



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pany's right of way, and lying south 
of Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 and north af 
Lots 4, 2, 3 and 21, all in the S. W. 14 
of the S. W. l^ of Section two (2), 
Township thirty-seven (37) North 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, all in Burn- 
side Addition, Cook County, Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sixteen (16) foot 
blind alley running west from Drexel 
avenue to the Illinois Central Railway 
Company's right of way, and lying south 
of Lots 5, 6 , 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, and north of 
Lots 4, 2, 3, and 21, all in the S. W. 14 
of the S. W. 14 of Section two (2), Town- 
ship thirty-seven (37) North, Range four- 
teen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, all in Burnside Addition, 
Cook County, Illinois, as shown on that 
portion of the plat colored yellow and 
hereto attached and made a part hereof, 
be and the same hereby is vacated. 
Provided, however, that the City of Chi- 
cago hereby reserves the right to main- 
tain any sewer, water pipe or other 
municipal structure that "may be under- 
neath the surface of said alley, and the 
right to go upon said strip of land 
hereby vacated for the purpose of repair- 
ing any sewer, water pipe or other 
municipal structure that may be under 
the surface of the same, to the same ex- 
tent that the said City of Chicago might 
heretofore have done and 

Provided, further, that this ordinance 
shall not take effect, not shall the vaca- 
tion herein provided for be effective, un- 
less within thirty (30) days after the 
passage of this ordinance. The Calumet 
Electric Street Railway Company shall 
pay to the City Comptroller of the City 
of Chicago the sum of two hundred 
($200) dollars as a compensation for the 
a-lley so vacated; and shall also 
file for record in the office of the Re- 



corder of Deeds of Cook CountT, a plat 
showing the alley so vacated. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, subject to the 
provisions of Section one (1) hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
on an ordinance in favor of the Illinois 
Maintenance Co. for a pipe across Ran- 
dolph street, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 31, 1904, page 1485. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion j)revailed and the ordi- 
nance Avas passed hy yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted and given unto Illinois Main- 
tenance Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, to lay down, main- 
tain and operate a wrought iron pipe or 
conduit across and underneath the sur- 
face of Randolph street, from a point in 
the north and south alley between State 



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street and Wabash avenue, upon which 
the Masonic Temple Building abuts, 
south across Randolph street to connect 
with the building of Marshall Field and 
Company, the said pipe or conduit snail 
not exceed six (6) inches in internal 
diameter, and shall be used solely for the 
purpose of conveying steam from the 
steam plant of the Masonic Temple 
Building to the building of Marshall 
Field and Company, for heat and power 
purposes, and also one wrought iron re- 
turn pipe or conduit not to exceed three 
(3) inches in internal diameter. Said 
pipes or conduits shall be laid and lo- 
cated in accordance with the blueprint 
hereto attached and which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part hereof 
and to which express reference is had, 
And the construction and operation of 
same shall be under the direction and 
supervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted and given shall 
cease and determine two (2) years from 
and after the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto, at the di- 
rection of the Mayor. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the pipes or con- 
duits herein authorized shall be removed 
by the grantee, its successors or assigns, 
unless this ordinance shall be renewed, 
and if so removed, said street and alley 
shall be restored to their proper condi- 
tion, to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, so that the por- 
tion of said street and alley where said 
pipes or conduits had been located, shall 
be put in the same condition and safe for 
public travel as the remaining portion 
of said street and said alley in the same 
block, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, and without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever to the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 4. The grantee herein, its 
successors and assigns, shall pay as com- 
pensation for the privileges herein grant- 



ed, the sum of one hundred ($100) dol- 
lars per annum during the life of this 
ordinance; the first payment shall be 
made at the time of the filing of the ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance, and each suc- 
ceeding payment annually therafter, and 
all payments shall be made at the office 
of the Comptroller of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 5. No work shall be done un- 
der authority of this ordinance until a 
permit authorizing same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a'' good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($io,000.00) with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
said City of Chicago from any and all 
liability, cost, damage, or expense, of 
any kind whatsoever, which may be suf- 
fered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said city from or 
by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason of any act 
or thing done under or by authority of 
the permission herein given, and condi- 
tioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance; said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance, said bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges and authority herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 6. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein, its successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
surface of the street and alley over said 
pipes or conduits in a condition satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works and safe for public travel. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



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passage, and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by said grantee, said acceptance to be 
illed with the City of Chicago, within 
thirty days from the passage of this or- 
dinance, and the filing of the bond here- 
inabove provided for. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
on an ordinance in favor of the Madison 
Building Co, for doors and prismatic 
light section in sidewalk at Madison and 
State streets, deferred and published 
October 31, 1904, page 1486. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Prinigle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Botter, Bennett, Snow, Moyniban, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
fcowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Willis ton, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN OBDINANCE 

Granting permission to the Madison 
Building Company to maintain a Pris- 
matic Light Section and Doors in the 
sidewalks at the southwest corner ef 
Madison and State streets and coal 



hole openings in the alley in the rear 

thereof. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted unto the Madison Building 
Company, its successors and assigns to 
construct and maintain in the sidewalk 
at No. 130 State street a prismatic light 
section four (4) by five (5) feet in area, 
to be on the same level and incorporated 
into said sidewalk. 

Also to construct and maintain in the 
sidewalk at No. 70 Madison street one 
pair of double door,s,eight ( 8 ) feet by eight 
(8) feet in area, constructed of cement 
in iron frames for the operation of & 
side- walk elevator to be used only in the 
emergency of installing machinery, and 
one pair of double iron doors six ( 6 ) 
feet by six ( 6 ) feet in area for the opera- 
tion of a sidewalk hoist, the same to be 
on a level with and incorporated into 
said sidewalk. 

Also to construct and maintain in the 
alley in the rear of said premises two 
(2) openings to be used as coal holea, 
each three (3) feet by three (3) feet in 
size to be covered with iron gratings. 

Said prismatic light section, said doors 
and said openings for coal holes shall be 
constructed according to plans approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
said plans shall be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said prismatic light section, 
said doors and said openings for ooal 
holes shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 2, The permission and au- 
thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the passage of this ordinance, or at any 
time prior thereto at the discretion of 
the Mayor, At the expiration of the 



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term herein granted the said prismatic 
light section, said doors and said open- 
ings for coal holes herein authorized 
shall be removed by said grantee, its 
successors or assigns, unless this ordi- 
nance shall be renewed, and if so re- 
moved the said portions of said side- 
walks and said alley shall be restored to 
a good condition, satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works, at the 
sole expense of the grantee herein, its 
successors or assigns and without cost 
or expense of any kind whatsoever to 
the said City of Chicago, so that the por- 
tions of said sidewalks where said pris- 
matic light section and said iron doors 
had been located, and the portion of said 
alley where said openings for coal holes 
had been located, shall be put in the 
same condition safe for public travel as 
other portions of said sidewalks and said 
alley in the same block. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever which may be suflFered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which it may be 
put to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city, 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein given; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform, 
all and singular, the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 



bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges and authority herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein, its succes- 
sors and assigns, shall at all times keep 
the sidewalks in which said prismatic 
light section and said doors are con- 
structed and the portion of the alley in 
which said coal holes are constructed 
in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said grantee, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall comply -with 
all general ordinances of the City of 
Chicago, now or hereafter in force, per- 
taining to and regulating the use of 
space underneath public sidewalks, and 
if compensation is required by any such 
ordinance to be paid to the City of Chi- 
cago for such use, the grantee herein, its 
successors and assigns, shall pay such 
compensation as is prescribed by any 
such ordinance. 

In the meantime the said Madison 
Building Company shall pay to the 
Comproller of the City of Chicago as 
compensation for the privileges herein 
granted the sum of fifty ($50) dollars 
per annum during the time said side- 
walk elevator and said sidewalk hoist 
shall be maintained, the first payment to 
be made when this ordinance shall be ac- 
cei^ted, and a similar payment to be made 
upon the same date in each subsequent 
year. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ae- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance by 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein required. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Young, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Allej's, South Division, 
on an ordinance in favor of the Semet 



I 



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Solvay Co. for a bridge, deferred and 
published July 11, 190^, page 905. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance: 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McOormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter,. Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Deveir, Moran, Eyan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Peinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Oonlon — 1, 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it Ordained by the City Gounoil of 

the City Council of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Semet Solvay Com- 
pany, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to construct, maintain and use 
a double track railroad bridge over Tor- 
rence avenue, in the City of Chicago, at 
a point fifty feet, more or less, north 
of the north line of 112th street, Con- 
necting the properties of said company 
on both sides of said Torrence avenue at 
that point, for the operation thereon by 
said grantee of trains, engines and cars, 
and for all other lawful purposes. Said 
railroad bridge shall be elevated above 
the surface of said Torrence avenue and 
shall be constructed in accordance with 
plans and specifications which shall first 
be approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works and the Fire Marshal of 
the City of Chicago, which are tnade a 



part hereof and to which express refer- 
ence is hereby had, and a copy of said 
plans and specifications shall at all 
times be kept on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

The surface of said Torrence avenue- 
underneath said bridge shall not be de- 
pressed, and the lowest portion of said' 
elevated bridge shall be not less than 
fourteen feet above the grade of said 
Torrence avenue as fixed by the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago, at seven 
and five-tenths' (7.5) feet above city 
datum. 'Said bridge shall extend across 
the lull width of said Torrence avenue, 
and there shall be no piers or columns 
supporting the same in said street. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said bridge shall be under the 
direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago. Said 
grantee may attach to said bridge and 
place thereon electric or other wires, 
provided they do not extend below the 
superstructure of the bridge and are con- 
structed and maintained to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten years from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, or 
at any time prior thereto, in the discre- 
tion of the Mayor. In case of the termi- 
nation ot the privileges herein granted, 
by lapse of time or by the exercise of the 
Mayor's discretion as aforesaid, or oth- 
erwise, said grantee shall remove said 
elevated railroad bridge without cost or 
expense of any kind whatsoever to the 
City of Chicago, and restore the portion 
of said street occupied by it to a condi- 
tion similar to the other portion of said 
street in the same block, and safe for 
public travel, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 



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pensation therefor, said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall pay to the City 
of Chicago so long as the privileges 
herein authorized are being enjoyed, the 
sum of Fifty (50) dollars per year, pay- 
able annually, in advance, and the first 
payment shall be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after. 

. Section 4. No work shall be done un- 
der authority of this ordinance until a 
permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of Ten Thousand 
Dollars ($10,000), with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless said 
City of Chicago from any and all liabil- 
ity, cost, damage or expense, of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City, from or by reason of the pas- 
sage x>f this ordinance, or from or by 
reason of any act or thing done under or 
by authority of the permission herein 
given; and conditioned further to ob- 
serve and perform all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereunder shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance said bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges and 
authority herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that the said grantee 
files a written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, together with the bond herein- 
above provided for, within thirty days 
from the passage thereof. 

The Clerk,, on motion of Aid. Jones, 



presented the report of the Special Com- 
mittee on Theaters (Buildings of Class 
5) on an ordinance amending the ordi- 
nance of July 18, 1904, in relation to 
stairs and stairways in theaters, deferred 
and published Oct. 31, 1904, page 1497. 

Aid. Jones moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Diixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick. Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kiinz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st wara), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ^vard), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noeh, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed 
July 18, 1904, and printed at page 1121 
et seq. of the Current Council Proceed- 
ings, amending the ordinance relating 
to the Department of Buildings and gov- 
erning the erection of buildings, etc., in 
the City of Chicago, passed March 28, ' 
1898, and all subsequent amendments 
thereto, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: 

Strike out the word "eleven" in the 
third line of paragraph two of Section 
A 6 of .said ordinanee, as printed at page 
1123 of said Current Council Proceed- 
ings, and insert in lieu thereof the words 



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and figures "thirteen feet, six inches" 
(13 feet 6 inches). 

Section 2. This ordiniance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Scully, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, West Division, on an 
ordinance permitting E,. Lowenthal to lay 
a switch track, deferred and published 
Oct. 31, 1904, page 1490. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was pasised by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Prinigle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfusis, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Coimcil of th^ 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and they hereby are given and 
granted to Richard Lowenthal to lay 
down, construct, maintain and operate 
a single railroad switch track connect- 
ing with the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railway on Sangamon street, at 
a point thereon about twenty feet soutli 
of the first alley north of Twentieth 
street, and running in a southwesterly 



direction along said Sangamon street, 
across said Twentieth street, and inter- 
secting the west line of said Sangamon 
street at a point about fifteen feet south 
of said Twentieth street, thence in a 
southwesterly and westerly direction 
over private property, to a point near 
the east line of Morgan street, sub- 
stantially as shown in yellow on the 
blue print which is attached hereto and 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. That the permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and the 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said switch track in good condition 
and repair, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights 
knd privileges herein granted, by expira- 
tion of time or otherwise, said grantee 
shall remove said switch track and all 
the appurtenances thereto and shall 
forthwith restore said street occupied by 
said switch track to a condition similar 
to the remaining portion of the street in 
the same blocks. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all the ex- 
isting ordinances of the City of Chicago 
n/ow in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railway tracks; 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. No work shall 
be done in and about the construction of 
the work herein authorized until a per- 
mit authorizing the beginning of such 
work shall first have been issued by the 



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Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said Rich- 
ard Lowenthal shall pay to the City of 
Chicago the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars 
per annum in advance each and every 
year during the life of this ordinance, 
the first payment to be made as of the 
date of the passage of this ordinance 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted the said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
f^nal sum of $10,000, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned up- 
on the faithful observance and perfor- 
mance of all and singular the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, »ave 
and keep harmless the City of Chicago 
from any and all loss, damage, expense, 
cost or liability of any kind whatsoever 
that may be suffered by it, the said City 
of Chicago, or which may accrue against 
be charged to or recovered from said 
city from or by reason or on account of 
the passage of this ordinance or from or 
by reason or on account of any act or 
thing done by said grantee herein by vir- 
tue of the authority herein given and 
conditioned to comply with all the terms 
and conditions of this ordinance. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be in full 
force then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, and upon the fil- 
ing of an acceptance in writing of said 
ordinance by said grantee and the filing 
of the bond herein provided for. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Scully, 
presented the report of the Committee on 



Streets and Alleys, West Division, on an 
ordinance permitting the Featherstone 
Foundry Co. to lay a switch track, de- 
ferred and published Got. 31, 1904, page 

1488. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick ( 5th ward ) , Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachraan, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — Conlon — 1, 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to the Featherstone Foundry 
and Machine Company, a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to lay down, con- 
struct, maintain and operate a single 
railroad switch track in Front street, be- 
tween the west line of Dix street and the 
west line of Halsted street, and connect- 
ing with the tracks of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railroad Company, sub- 
stantially as shown on the plat hereto 
attached and marked • "Exhibit A," and 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. Permission and authority 
are also hereby granted to said Feather- 
stone Foundry and Machine Company, its 



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successors and assigns, to use and keep 
for the purpose of their business con- 
ducted on Lots one to ten, both inclusive, 
in Block 1, of Wight's Addition to Chi- 
cago, being a subdivision of part of the 
east half of the southeast quarter of Sec- 
tion 5, Township 39 North, Range 14, that 
portion of said Front street lying north 
of the switch track authorized by Sec- 
tion 1 hereof, and east of the fence now 
located on Dix street (said fence being 
approximately twenty-two (22) feet 
west of the west line of said Lot ten 
(10) and shown in red lines on the plat 
hereto attached), and the west line of 
Halsted street, and also that portion of 
Dix street lying north of said switch 
track, east of said fence and south of 
the northwest line of said Lot ten (10), 
extended southwest a distance of ap- 
proximately thirty-five (35) feet, all as 
shown on the said plat hereto attached. 

Section 3. The permission and au- 
thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten years from and after the 
passage of this ordinance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall at 
any time before the expiration thereof 
be subject to modification, amendment or 
repeal, and in case of repeal all privi- 
leges hereby granted shall cease and de- 
termine. 

Section 5. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted said switch track 
and all buildings, fences and obstruc- 
tions that may have been maintained by 
said grantee on said portions of Front 
and Dix streets shall be removed unless 
this ordinance shall be renewed, and if 
so removed said streets shall be restored 
to a good condition, safe for puble 
travel, and satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, at the sole ex- 
pense of the grantee herein, and without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted are subject to all general 
ordinances concerning railroads now in 
force, or that may hereafter be in force. 



Section 7. Said grantee shall at any 
time, upon notice from the Department 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
remove, change and relocate said switch 
track, or any buildings, fences or other 
obstructions that may be maintained by 
said grantee on said streets, which may be 
in the way of or interfere with the con- 
struction of any structure or undertak- 
ing on the part of the city, and in the 
event of the failure, neglect or refusal 
on the part of the grantee herein, ita 
successors or assigns, to forthwith com- 
ply with said notice from the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, or any duly au- 
thorized officer or agent of the City of 
Chicago, the City of Chicago may, in 
such event, proceed forthwith to remove 
said switch track or any buildings, 
fences or other obstructions that may be 
maintained on said streets, or either of 
them, as it may deem necessary, and 
charge the expense of such removal to 
the grantee herein, its successors or as- 
signs. 

Section 8. In consideration of the 
permission and authority herein grant- 
ed, and as compensation therefor, the 
grantee herein, its successors and as- 
signs, shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of $510.00 annually, in advance, 
for each and every year during the lif© 
of this ordinance and while the privi- 
leges herein authorized are being en- 
joyed, the first payment to be made at 
the time of the filing of the acceptance 
of this ordinance, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter, and all 
payments shall be made at the oflSce of 
the Comptroller of the City of Chicago. 

Section 9. No work shall be done un- 
der authority of this ordinance until a 
permit authorizing the same shall be is- 
sued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until 
the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 



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indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage and expense of any 
kind whatsoever, which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
Against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
yea&on of any act or thing done, under or 
by authority of the permission herein 
given, and conditioned further to ob- 
serve and perform all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance. Said bond and the liability 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
'Dut the life of this ordinance, and if, at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance, such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
•hall thereupon cease. 

Section 10. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by the said grantee, and the filing of the 
bond hereinbefore provided for. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dever, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light on a recom- 
mendation to refer the matter of tele- 
phone rates charged by the Chicago Tele- 
phone Co. to a special committee, de- 
ferred and published Oct. 31, 1904, page 
1479. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report as adopted : 
Chicago, October 28th, 1904. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

Of Chicago, in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred an or- 
der to regulate rates for telephone serv- 
ice, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the matter referred to said Commit- 
tee is so closely related to the several 



matters heretofore referred to the Fi- 
nance and Judiciary Committees, that it 
is impossible to consider either of the 
said matters independently of the others. 
The Committee therefore recommends 
that all matters relating to the Chicago 
Telephone Company be referred to a 
Special Committee to be composed of the 
respective sub- committees of the Finance, 
Judiciary and Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light Committees having now under their 
consideration matters pertaining to the 
Chicago Telephone Company. 

William E. Dever, 

Glvairman. 

The following is the committee ap- 
pointed in conformity with the foregoing 
resolution : 

Gas, Oil and Electric Light — 

Blake, 

Leachman. 

Sitts. 
Judiciary — 

Dunn. 

Finn. 

Bihl. ^ 
Finance — 

Bennett. 

Maypole. 

Eidmann. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Harkin, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Building Department on an ordinance re- 
vising ordinance re. buildings of Class 
IV.. deferred and published Oct. 24, 1904, 
page 1403. 

Aid. Harkin moved to amend the ordi- 
nance as follows: 

Amend quoted Section 11 of the or- 
dinance reported by the Committee on 
Building Department, revising the build- 
ing ordinance pertaining to buildings of 
Class IV., which ordinance is printed 
at page 1403, et seq., of the current 
Council Proceedings, by striking out 
paragraph 2 of said section and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the following: 

"In buildings occupied either wholly 

or in part for the purposes of Class 



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IV. no auditorium of a greater seating 
capacity than one thousand shall have 
the highest part of its main floor at 
a greater distance than ten feet above 
the adjacent sidewalk grades. No 
room or rooms used for the purposes 
of Class IV. of a greater capacity 
than five hundred shall be at a greater 
distance from the sidewalk .grade than 
thirty feet. No room or rooms used 
for the purposes of Class IV. of a 
greater seating capacity than two 
hundred shall be at a higher level 
above the sidewalk grade than forty- 
five feet. Provided, however, that in 
the case of a building used either 
wholly or in part for the purposes of 
Class IV.. and built wholly of fire- 
proof construction, a room or rooms 
to be used for the purposes of Class 
IV. and of an aggregate seating ca- 
pacity less than five hundred, may be 
located in any story thereof; but in 
sucn case there shall be at least two 
separate and distinct flights of stairs 
from the floor or floors in which such 
room or rooms are located to the 
ground, each of which stairs shall be 
not less than four feet wide in the 
clear. 

Further amend said ordinance by 
striking out the word "had" after the 
word "have" and before the word "rail- 
ings" in the first line of paragraph 2 of 
quoted Section 12, as printed at the top 
of the left-hand column of page 1406 
of the current printed Council Proceed- 
ings, and inserting in lieu thereof the 
word "hand." 

Further amend said ordinance by 
striking out the word "are" after the 
word "which" and before the word 
"used" in the sixth line of quoted sec- 
tion 17a of said ordinance as printed in 
the right-hand column of page 1407 of 
the current printed Council Proceedings 
and inserting in lieu thereof the word 
"is." 

Further amend Section 17A by insert- 
ing after the word "room" in the fifth 



line the Avords "having a seating ca- 
pacity of three hundred or more." 

Further amend said ordinance by 
striking out the words "in section — 
of" in the seventh line of Section 2 of 
said ordinance as printed in the right- 
hand column of page 1404 of the current 
Council Proceedings and insert in lieu 
thereof the words "elsewhere in." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Harkin moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas^Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Pichert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Hoffman, 
Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Friestedt, Harkin, 
Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwiakowski, Kunz, 
Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, McCormick (21st ward), 
Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Schmidt 
(23d ward), Ehemann, Schmidt (24th 
ward), Dunn, Williston, Blake, Peinberg, 
Leachman, Butler, Larson, Raymer, 
Wendling, Burns, Bradley, Butterworth, 
Roberts, Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, 
Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, Race — Hunter 
—65. 

IS — Cullerton, Conlon — 2. 



The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance relat- 
ing to the Department of Buildings and 
governing the erection of buildings, etc., 
in the City of Chicago, passed March 
28, 1898, and all subsequent amend- 
ments thereto, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: 

Strike out of the ordinance all of that 
portion of the amending ordinance passed 
January 18, 1904, and all subsequent 
amendments thereto, pertaining to and 
regulating buildings of Class IV.; which 



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said ordinance of January 18, 1904, is 
printed at page 2057 et seq. of the 
printed Council Proceedings of 1903-1904. 

Strike out of said ordinance of March 
28, 1898, Sections 164 to 197, both in- 
clusive; and said Sections are hereby- 
repealed. 

Further amend said ordinance of 
March 28, 1898, by adding thereto the 
following sections, which shall apply 
only to buildings of Class IV., as defined 
by Section 65 of the ordinance: 

Section 1. Class IV. — Definition Of. — 
Outside Walls of Class IV. — Structures 
Built Above.— Walls Of. 

Buildings of Class IV. shall include all 
buildings used as assembly halls, whether 
for purposes of worship, instruction, or 
entertainment, except as herein provided 
for buildings of Classes V. and VIII. 

The outside walls of all buildings used 
wholly or in part for the purposes of 
Class IV., the roof or ceiling of which 
is carried on trusses or girders of a 
span of fifty feet or more, shall be as fol- 
lows : 

If such walls are less than twenty-five 
feet high, not less than twenty inches 
thick. 

If they are more than twenty-five 
feet and less than forty-five feet high, 
they shall not be less than twenty-four 
inches thick. 

If they are more than forty- five feet 
and less than sixty feet high, they shall 
not be less than twenty-eight incIJfes 
thick. 

If they are more than sixty feet and 
less than seventy-five feet high, they 
shall not be less than thirty- two inches 
thick. 

If they are more than seventy-five feet 
and less than ninety feet high, they sRall 
not be less than thirty- six inches thick. 

An increase of four inches in thick- 
ness of such walls shall be made in all 
cases where they are over one hundred 



feet long without cross walls of equal 
height. 

For rooms used for the purposes of 
Class IV., where such rooms are less 
than fifty feet wide in the clear, the 
thickness of the walls enclosing or sur- 
rounding such rooms may be reduced 
by four inches. I 

The outside walls of all buildings of 
Class IV., the roof or ceiling of which is 
not carried on trusses or girders, shall 
be of the same thickness as in buildings 
of Class I. 

If one or more stories are built above 
the room devoted to the uses of Class 
IV., and such stories are carried on 
trusses or girders, the thickness of walls 
shall be increased by four inches for 
each two stories or part thereof above 
every such room. 

If solid masonry buttresses are em- 
ployed, and placed sixteen feet or less 
apart, and extended to the foot of the 
trusses or girders carrying the ceiling, 
or if iron or steel pillars are inserted in 
such walls for the support of the super- 
structure, and at distances not more 
than eighteen feet between centers, and 
if such pillars extend to and carry the 
superimposed trusses or girders, the 
thickness of such walls may be reduced 
in proportion to the increase of strength 
afforded by such buttresses or pillars; 
but in no case shall any such wall be 
less than twelve inches thick in the top 
story. Four inches shall be added, go- 
ing downward, for each story or for each 
twenty-five feet in height of wall. Pro- 
vided, that if in any building of this 
class now in existence the structural 
parts thereof do not comply with the 
foregoing requirements, and structiiral 
changes are made therein, then all walls, 
columns, or other structural parts shall 
be strengthened in a manner satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Buildings. 

Section 2. (Pillars in Walls.) If 
iron or steel pillars are introduced 
in said walls, the brick work 
around the same shall be bonded into 



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that of the connecting walls, and each of 
such pillars shall be fireproofed, as pro- 
vided elsewhere in this ordinance. 

Section 3. (Frontage of Class IV. — 
Seating less tban eight hundred.) 
Buildings of Class IV. containing halls 
of an aggregate seating capacity of eight 
hundred persons or less shall have for 
each hall a frontage upon two public 
spaces, of which at least one shall be a 
street and of which the other, if it is 
not a street, shall be a public or private 
alley, not less than ten feet wide, open- 
ing directly on a public street. 

Section 4. (Frontage of Class IV. — 
Seating over eight hundred.) Buildings 
of Class IV. containing halls of greater 
aggregate seating capacity than eight 
hundred shall have for each hall a fac- 
ing upon three open spaces, of which at 
least one shall be a public street, while 
the two others, if not streets, shall be 
public or private alleys of a width of 
not less than ten feet Qach, opening di- 
rectly on a public street; or a fireproof 
passageway or tunnel of not less than 
seven feet in width may be used in place 
of one or both of these alleys, provided 
such passageway or tunnel leads to a 
public thoroughfare. 

Section 5. (Class IV. — Construction 
of.) Buildings o^f Class IV. containing 
halls of an aggregate seating capacity of 
not more than eight hundred may be 
built of ordinary construction. If such 
halls have a greater aggregate seating 
capacity than eight hundred and less 
than one thousand five hundred, such 
buildings shall be built of mill, slow 
burning, or fireproof construction. If 
such halls have an aggregate seating 
capacity greater than one thousand five 
hundred, such buildings shall be built 
of entirely fireproof construction. 

Section 6. (Buildings of Class IV. 
Used Partly for Other Purposes.) 

Any buildings used either wholly or in 
part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be built of entirely fireproof con- 
struction if the halls therein have an 



aggregate seating capacity greater than 
one thousand five hundred. 

Section 7. Construction of Buildings 
of Certain Height.) Any building high- 
er than sixty feet and connected with 
or made part of any building used wholly 
or in part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be entirely of fireproof construc- 
tion. Any such building less than sixty 
feet in height shall, if its case is not al- 
ready covered by other provisions of this 
ordinance, be made oif mill, slow burn- 
ing, or fireproof construction. 

Section 8. (Openings between non- 
fireproof buildings.) In all cases where 
fireproof construction is not used for the 
whole of two or more connected 
buildings used wholly or in part 
for the purposes of Class IV. there shall 
be at each connecting opening double iron 
doors. 

Section 9. (Spires, Cupolas and, 
Domes upon Houses of Worship.) 

Spires, cupolas, or domes of non-fire- 
proof material may be erected as part 
of any house of public worship, if the 
same is used for such purposes only and 
if such house of worship is so built that 
it is nowhere nearer than twenty feet 
to any line of the lot upon which it 
stands (street and alley lines excepted) ; 
and such non-fireproof spires or domes 
may be maintained only while this in- 
tervening space of twenty feet is main- 
tained unoccupied as part of the grounds 
or premises belonging to such house of 
public worship. 

In case the above is complied with 
such spire or dome may be built witK a 
framework of combustible material, 
which shall, however, be covered on the 
outside with porous terra cotta, hollow 
tile, or mortar, and upon this, with a 
weatherproof covering of sheet metal, 
slate or glazed tile. 

Section 10. (If Conditions Violated — 
Dome Must Be Taken Down — Hoofs of 
Isolated Buildings of Class IV. ) If the 
conditions of such buildings be so 
changed that there shall not be a vacant 



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space as hereinbefore required surround- 
ing same, then such spire, cupola or dome 
shall be forthwith taken down. 

The roofs of isolated buildings occu- 
pied for the purposes of Class IV. shall 
be constructed in the same manner as 
that provided for spires, cupolas, and 
domes. 

Section 11. (Limitation of Floor 
Levels of Class IV. — ^Auditorium Floor 
of Class IV. — Height Above Sidewalk.) 
The following limitations of floor levels 
in buildings occupied either wholly or 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be observed in all cases : 

In buildings occupied either wholly or 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. no 
auditorium of a greater seating capacity 
than one thousand shall have the highest 
part of its main floor at a greater dis- 
tance than ten feet above the adjacent 
sidewalk grades. No room or rooms used 
for the purposes of Class IV. of a 
greater seating capacity than five hun- 
dred shall be at a greater distance from 
the sidewalk grade than thirty feet. No 
room or rooms used for the purposes of 
Class IV. of a greater seating capacity 
than two hundred shall be at a higher 
level above the sidewalk grade than 
forty- five feet. Provided, however, that 
in the case of a building used either 
wholly or in part for the purposes of 
Class IV. and built wholly of fireproof 
construction, a room or rooms to be used 
for the purposes of Class IV. and of an 
aggregate seating capacity less than five 
hundred may be located in any story 
thereof; but in such case there shall be 
at least two separate and distinct flights 
of stairs from the floor or floors in 
which such room or rooms are located, 
to the ground, each of which stairs shall 
be not less than four feet wide in the 
clear. 

Section 12. (Width of stairways — 
Entrances and Exits.) The width of 
stairways in buildings used wholly ar 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. 
shall be eighteen inches for every one 



hundred of the aggregate seating ca- 
•pacity of all rooms in such building 
which are used for the purposes of Class 
IV.; and for fractional parts of each 
one hundred seating capacity a propor- 
tionate part of eighteen inches shall be 
aded to the width of such stairways; but 
no stairway in such building shall be 
less than four feet wide in the clear, ex- 
cept as hereinafter provided; and pro- 
vided further, that in any such building 
having a room or rooms used for the 
purposes of Class IV., the aggregate 
seating capacity of which shall not ex- 
ceed two hundred and fifty, two separate 
and distinct three-foot stairways shall 
be permitted. 

All stairways shall have hand railings 
on each side thereof. No stairway shall 
ascend a greater height than thirteen 
feet without a level landing, which, if 
its width is. in the direction of the run 
of the stairs, shall not be less than three 
feet wide, or which, if at a turn of the 
stairs, shall not be of less width than 
the width of the stairs. 

Where there are balconies or galleries 
the first balcony or gallery shall be de- 
signated the "Balcony," and the second 
and third balcony or gallery shall be 
designated, respectively, "Gallery" and 
"Second Gallery." Such designation 
shall be plainly printed on all admission 
tickets. 

Distinct and separate places of exit 
and entrance shall be provided for each 
gallery. A common place of exit and 
entrance may serve for the main floor 
of the auditorium and the balcony, pro- 
vided its capacity be equal to the aggre- 
gate capacity of all aisles or corridors 
leading from the main floor and the said 
balcony to such place of exit and en- 
trance. 

Stairways leading to a box or boxes, 
seating not to exceed thirty people in the 
aggregate, shall be independent of all 
other stairs or seats and not less than 
two feet six inches wide in the clear. 
For each additional twenty-five of seat- 



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ing capacity or major portion thereof in 
such boxes an additional width of five 
inches shall be added to such stairways. 

Section 13. (Class IV. — Aisles — Steps 
in Aisles — Passageways Kept Unob- 
structed — Width of Corridors, Passages, 
Hallways and Doors.) Aisles in rooms 
or auditoriums used for the purposes of 
Class IV. shall be eighteen inches in 
width for each one hundred of the seat- 
ing capacity of such room or auditorium, 
and for fractional parts of one hundred 
ai proportionate part of eighteen inches 
shall be added; but no aisle shall be 
less than two feet six inches in width 
in its narrowest part. 

Steps shall be permitted in aisles only 
as extending from bank to bank of seats, 
and whenever the rise from bank to bank 
of seats is less than five inches, the floor 
of the aisle shall be made as an inclined 
plane, and where steps occur in outside 
aisles or corridors they shall not be 
isolated, but shall be grouped together, 
and there shall be a light at or near 
every place where there are steps in 
such outside aisles or corridors. 

All aisles and passageways in such 
rooms or auditoriums shall be kept free 
from campstools, chairs, sofas, and other 
obstructions, and no person shall be al- 
lowed to stand in or occupy any of such 
aisles or passageways during any per- 
formance, service, exhibition, lecture, 
concert, ball, or any public assembly. 

There shall not be more than fourteen 
seats in any one row between such 
aisles. 

The width of corridors, passageways, 
hallways, and doors adjacent to, con- 
nected with, or a part of such rooms or 
auditoriums shall be computed in the 
same manner as is herein provided for 
stairways and aisles, excepting, how- 
ever, that no such corridor shall be any- 
where less than four feet in width and 
no such door shall be less than three 
feet in width. 

Section 14. (Class IV.— Emergency 
Exits.) Emergency exits and stairways 



shall be provided outside of the walls of 
all assembly halls of a larger seating 
capacity than eight hundred; provided, 
however, if any such assembly hall is 
used for any of the purposes described in 
Section 17a of this ordinance and has 
a seating capacity of more than four hun- 
dred, such assembly hall shall have 
emergency exits to the street, of one- 
half of the aggregate width of the main 
exits; but no such exit shall be less than 
three feet in width. 

Such emergency exits and stairways 
therefrom may be built inside the walls 
of the building in a corridor or passage- 
way not less than seven feet wide, which 
corridor or passageway shall be sur- 
rounded by a fireproof partition not 
less than four inches thick. 

Such stairways shall be made of 
wrought iron or steel. All emergency 
exits and stairways therefrom shall be 
kept free of obstruction of any kind, 
including snow and ice. 

Section 15. (Class IV. — ^Doors to 
Open Outward — Walls Between Audi- 
torium and Stage.) All doors affording 
access directly or indirectly to the street 
from any room used for the purposes 
of Class IV. shall open outward upon 
suitable hinges. 

Exit doors from such rooms shall not 
be obscured by draperies and shall not 
be locked or fastened in any manner 
during the entire time any such room 
is open to the public, but shall be so 
constructed and maintained that they 
may be easily opened from the interior. 

In buildings used either wholly or in 
part for the purposes of Class IV. here- 
after erected there shall be a solid brick 
wall, of the same thickness as that called 
for on the outside walls, between The 
auditorium and stage; and in non-fire- 
proof buildings such walls shall extend 
to a height of three feet above the roof. 
Provided, however, that in existing 
buildings any room used for the pur- 
poses of Class IV. and having a seating 
capacity greater than four hundred shall 



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have the proscenium wall built of in- 
combustible material. 

The main curtain opening in any such 
room shall have a wrought iron or steel 
or asbestos curtain, which shall be in- 
spected by the Building Department 
semi-annually; and all other openings in 
the proscenium wall shall have iron 
doors. 

Section 16. (Structures Over Ceiling 
of Class IV. — Construction.) If any 
structure is 'built over the ceiling or roof 
of any building used either wholly or 
in part for the purposes of Class IV. the 
different members of the girders or 
trusses supporting the same shall have 
their fireproofing double, in the manner 
required for pillars for fireproof build- 
ings of Class I. 

Section 17. (Fire Apparatus on 
Stage of Class IV,) In all rooms used 
for the purposes of Class IV, of a seat- 
ing capacity of two hundred and fiffy 
or more, where stationary scenery is 
used, there shall be kept for use two 
or more portable fire extinguishers or 
hand fire pumps on and under the stage, 
and also four fire department axes, T;wo 
fifteen-foot hooks, and two ten-foot 
hooks on each tier or floor of the stage, 
subject to the approval of the Fire Mar- 
shal; and in such rooms of less seating 
capacity than two hundred and fifty 
there shall be at least one portable fire 
extinguisher. 

Section 17a. (Rooms Used for Regu- 
lar Theatrical or Vaudeville Perform- 
ances.) It shall be the duty of every 
person or corporation operating or main- 
taining any room having a seating ca- 
pacity of three hundred or more, used for 
the purposes of Class IV, and which 
is used regularly for theatrical 
or vaudeville performanaes, and 
where an admission fee is charged, 
to employ one competent, expe- 
rienced fireman, who -shall be detailed 
by the Fire Marshal and who shall be 
in the uniform of the Chicago Fire De- 
partment. , Such fireman shall be on 



duty during the whole time such room 
is open to the public and he shall report 
to and be subject to the orders of the 
Fire Marshal; he shall see that all fire 
appartus required by this ordinance is 
in its proper place and in proper condi- 
tion ready for use and that all exits are 
unlocked during the whole time such 
building is open to the public. 

Such fireman and the Fire Marshal 
shall require all persons employed in or 
about such room to be drilled in the use 
of all apparatus and appliances for the 
prevention of fire installed therein, at 
least twice in every week, and such fire- 
man shall report to the Fire Marshal 
the manner and efficiency of such drill. 
Such fireman shall report in writing 
daily to the Fire Marshal the condition 
and equipment of the building or por- 
tion thereof to which he is detailed. No 
fireman shall be on duty at any one 
building for a longer period than two 
weeks. 

A standpipe not less than one and one- 
half inches in diameter, with a hose con- 
nection and hose valve therein, shall be 
installed on each side of the stage in 
such room and shall at all times have 
a hose connected thereto, ready for use. 
Such standpipe shall be connected with 
a power pump or gravity tank so that 
a sufficient pressure of water shall be 
furnished through such standpipe to af- 
ford adequate fire protection. The pres- 
sure to be furnished by such tank or 
pump shall be satisfactory to the Fire 
Marshal. 

One or more vents or flue pipes of 
metal construction or other incumbust- 
ible material approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings shall be built over 
the stage and shall extend not less than 
ten feet above the highest point of the 
roof, and shall be equivalent in area 
to one-twentieth of the area of the stage. 

In buildings where additional stories 
are built above the stage, such vents 
or flue pipes may be carried out near 
the top of the stage walls and shall be 



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continued and run up on the exterior of 
the building to a point five feet above 
the highest point of the additional 
stories. 

All such flues or vents shall be pro- 
vided with metal dampers and shall be 
opened by a closed circuit battery ap- 
proved by the City Electrician. 

Such dampers shall be controlled by 
two switches, one at the electrician's sta- 
tion on the stage, which station shall be 
fireproof, and the other at the city fire- 
man's station, on the opposite side of 
the stage. Such switches shall be lo- 
cated in such places on the stage as may 
be designated by the Fire Marshal, and 
each switch shall ha^^e a sign with plain 
directions as to the operation of same 
printed thereon. 

All fuse boxes shall be surrounded by 
two thicknesses of fireproof material 
with an air space between, and no fuses 
shall be exposed to the air between the 
switchboards. 

All electrical equipment in such rooms 
shall be installed and maintained to the 
satisfaction and approval of the City 
Electrician. 

Section 18. (License.) The amuse- 
ment license for each room used for the 
purposes of Class IV. shall state the 
number of persons such room has ac- 
commodations for, which number shall 
be governed by the foregoing provisions 
of this ordinance relating thereto; and 
no more than that number shall be al- 
lowed to be in such room at any one 
time. 

No amusement license shall be issued 
for any room used for the purposes of 
Class IV. unless the Commissioner of 
Buildings, the Fire Marshal, and the City 
Electrician shall first have certified, in 
writing, that such room complies with 
the provisions of the building ordinances 
in every respect. 

Section 19. (Diagram of Exits 
Printed on Programs.) It shall be the 
duty of the owner, lessee, or manager of 
every room used for the purposes of 



Class IV. and in which programs are is- 
sued for performances given therein, to 
cause to be printed on such programs a 
diagram showing conspicuously the exits 
to the street from such room. 

Section 20. (Signs over Exits.) The 
word "Exit" shall be in letters at least 
six inches high over the opening to every 
means of egress frOm any such room; 
and in any such room having a greater 
seating capacity than four hundred a red 
light furnished by gas or sperm oil shall 
be kept burning over or near such word 
during the entire period such building is 
open to the public and until the audience 
has left such room. 

Section 21. (All Parts of Room Well 
Lighted During Performances.) Every 
portion of any room used for the pur- 
poses of Class IV. and all outlets there- 
from leading to the streets, including the 
passageways, courts, and eorridors, stair- 
ways, exits, and emergency exit stair- 
ways, shall be well and properly lighted 
during every performance; and the same 
shall be kept so lighted until the entire 
audience has left the premises. 

Section 22. (Control of Lights in 
Halls, Corridors, and Lobbies — Separate 
Shutoff — Connections with Gas Mains — 
Protection of Suspended and Bracket 
Lights — Protection of Lights Inserted in 
Walls — Protection of Footlights — Con- 
struction of Border Lights — Ducts and 
Shafts Conducting Heated Air from 
Lights — Protection of Stage Lights.) 

All gas or electric lights in the halls, 
passageways, corridars, lobby, or any 
other means of ingress or egress from 
any such room shall be controlled by a 
separate shutoff located in the lobby and 
controlled only in that particular place. 

Gas mains supplying any such room 
shall have independent connections for 
the auditorium and stage, and provision 
shall be made for shutting off the gas 
from the outside of the building. 

All suspended or bracket lights sur- 
rounded by glass, in the auditorium, or 
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provided with proper wire netting under- 
neath. 

No gas or electric light shall be in- 
serted in the walls, woodwork, ceilings, 
or in any part of any such room, unless 
protected by fireproof materials. 

The footlights, if gas light, in addition 
to the wire network, shall be protected 
by a strong wire guard not less than two 
feet distant from such footlights, and 
the trough containing such footlights 
shall be formed of and be surrounded by 
fireproof materials. 

All border lights shall be constructed 
according to the best-known methods 
and subject to the approval of the City 
Electrician and shall be suspended by 
wire rope. 

All ducts and shafts used for conduct- 
ing heated air from the main chandelier, 
or from any other light or lights, shall 
be constructed of metal and made double, 
with an air space between. 

All stage lights, if gas, shall have 
strong metal wire guards or screens not 
less than ten inches in diameter, so 
constructed that any material coming 
in contact therewith shall be out of 
reach of the fiame, and such guards or 
screens sh^ll be soldered to the fixtures 
in all cases. 

The use of calcium lights on any stage 
is strictly prohibited. 

All arc lights used on the stage shall 
be subject to the approval of the City 
Electrician. 

Section 23. (Apparatus Under Con- 
trol of Fire Marshal.) The standpipes, 
hose and all apparatus for the extin- 
guishing of fire or guarding against the 
same required by the provisions of this 
ordinance to be provided, shall be at 
all times so provided and kept in con- 
dition satisfactory to the Fire Marshal 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 24. (Scenery to Be Incum- 
bustible.) No scenery or stage para- 
phernalia of any sort shall be used upon 
the stage of any room used for the pur- 
poses of Class IV. unless such scenery 



and paraphernalia shall have been 
treated with a paint or chemical solu- 
tion which shall make it incombustible 
and which shall have been approved by 
the Fire Marshal. 

Section 25. (Commissioner of Build- 
ings, City Electrician, Fire Marshal, and 
Superintendent of Police Empowered to 
Enter Buildings of Class IV.) The Com- 
missioner of Buildings, City Electrician, 
Fire Marshal, Superintendent of Police 
and their respective assistants, shall 
have the right to enter any building used 
either wholly or in part for the purposes 
of Class IV., and any and all parts 
thereof, at any reasonable time, espe- 
cially when occupied by the public, in 
order to examine such buildings; and it 
shall be unlawful for any person to 
interfere with them in the performance 
of their duties. 

Section 26. (Power of Ofl&cers to 
Close.) The Commissioner of Buildings, 
Fire Marshall, City Electrician or Su- 
perintendent of Police, or any one of 
them, shall have the power, and it shall 
be their joint and several duty, to order 
any building used either wholly or in 
part for the purposes of Class IV. closed, 
where it is discovered that there is any 
violation of any of the provisions of this 
ordinance, until the same are complied 
with. 

Section 27. (Mayor Shall Revoke 
License of Class IV.) Upon the report 
to the Mayor by the Commissioner of 
Buildings, Fire Marshal, City Electrician, 
or Superintendent of Police, or either of 
them, that any order or requirement of 
this ordinance in regard to buildings 
used either wholly or in part for the 
purposes of Class IV. has been violated 
or is not being complied with, in any 
such building, the Mayor shall revoke 
the amusement license of any amuse- 
ment or entertainment therein conducted 
and shall cause such building or portion 
thereof devoted to the uses of Class 
IV. to be closed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



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force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Ailing, 
presented the report of the Special Com- 
mittee on State Legislation on a resolu- 
tion memorializing the State Legislature 
to adopt an act amending "An act for 
the assessment of property and for the 
levy and collection of taxes, approved 
March 30, 1872, deferred and published 
Oct. 31, 1904, page 1498. 

Aid. Ailing moved to concur in the 
report and adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the General Assembly 
be requested at its next session to pass 
the annexed bill amending Section 2 of 
the Revenue Law of 1872. 



for 

"An Act to amend Section 2 of "An 
Act for the assessment of property, and 
for the levy and collection of taxes,' " 
approved March 30, 1872. 

Section 1. Be it enacted 6t/ the peo- 
ple of the State of Illinois, represented 
in the General Assembly, That Section 2 
of "An Act for the assessment of prop- 
erty and for the levy and collection of 
taxes," approved March 30, 1872, be 
amended so as to read as follows: 

"Sec. 2. All property described in 
this section, to the extent herein lim- 
ited, shall be exempt from taxation, 
that is to say — 

"First — All lands donated by the 
United States for school purposes, not 
sold or leased. All public school 
houses. All property of institutions 
of learning, including the real estate 
on which the institutions are located, 
not leased by such institutions or oth- 
erwise used with a view to profit. 

"Second — All church property actu- 
ally and exclusively used for public 
worship, when the land (to be of rea- 



sonable size for the location of the 
church building) is owned by the con- 
gregation. 

"Third — All lands used exclusively 
as grave yards or grounds for burying 
the dead. 

"Fourth — All unentered government 
lands; all public buildings or struc- 
tures of whatsoever kind, and the con- 
tents thereof, and the land on which 
the same are located, belonging to the 
United States. 

"Fifth — All property of every kind 
belonging to the State of Illinois. 

"Sixth — All property belonging to 
any county, town, village, city, park 
district or drainage district. 

"Seventh — All property of institu- 
tions of purely public charity, when 
actually and exclusively used for such 
charitable purposes, not leased or 
otherwise used with a view to profit; 
and all free public libraries. 

"Eighth — ^All fire engines and all 
implements used for the extinguish- 
ment of fires, with the building, used 
exclusively for the safe keeping 
thereof, and the lot of reasonable size 
on which the building is located, when 
belonging to any city, village or town. 

"Ninth — All market houses, public 
squares or other public grounds used 
exclusively for public purposes. 

"Tenth — All property which may be 
used exclusively by societies for agri- 
cultural, horticultural, mechanical 
and philosophical purposes, and not 
for pecuniary profit. 

"Eleventh — All bonds, notes or other 
obligations issued by any county, 
town, village, city, park district, or 
drainage district organized under the 
laws of thiis State. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Cullerton, 
presented an ordinance permitting the 
construction of bay window^ in certain 
cases, deferred and published Oct. 24, 
1904, page 1378. 



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Aid. Cullerbon moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays 
ais follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Mc- 
Cormick (5th ward), Sindelar, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Kunz, 
Oonlon, Sullivan, Dourer ty, Raymer, 
Woodward — 16. 

Nays — -Pringle, Richert, Young, Potter, 
Bennett, Snow, Jones, Scully, Harkin, 
Maypole, Jozwiakowski, Sitts, Dever, Pat- 
terson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick (21.st 
ward ) , Werno, Ehemann, Dunn, Willis- 
ton, Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, 
Larson, Burns, Bradley, Butterworth, 
Roberts, Eidmann, Badenoch, Johnson, 
Bihl, Race, Hunter— 36. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Hunter, 
presented the report of the Committee 
on License on an ordinance licensing and 
operation of shooting galleries, rifle 
ranges and gun clubs, deferred and pub- 
lished October 24, 1904, page 1390. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as folloAvs: 

Teas — Kenna, Coug'hlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Riehert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Potter, Bennett, Snow, Mioynihan, Jones, 
Preib, Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Hoffman, Zimmer, Uhlir, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, Jozwia- 
kowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Moran, Ryan, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 66. 

Nays — ^Conlon — 1. 

Following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That no person shall keep, 



conduct or operate any shooting gallery, 
rifle range, gun club or other place where 
firearms are discharged in the city with- 
out first being licensed so to do as here- 
inafter provided. 

Section 2. Any person or corpora- 
tion desiring to keep, conduct or operate 
any shooting gallery, rifle range, gun 
club or other place for the discharge of 
firearms in the city shall make written 
application to the Mayor for a license 
so to do, setting forth therein the name 
of the applicant and the place where it 
is desired to keep, conduct or operate 
such shooting gallery, rifle range, gun 
club or other place where firearms are 
discharged. Upon the payment to the 
City Collector of an annual license fee of 
$25.00, the Mayor shall issue, or cause 
to be issued, a license attested by the 
City Clerk authorizing such applicant 
to keep, conduct or operate a shooting 
gallery, rifle range, gun club or other 
place where flrearms may be discharged, 
dui'ing the period of such license; pro- 
vided the requirements hereinafter set 
forth in regard to location of shooting 
galleries and the placing of rifle butts or 
targets upon the premises of any rifle 
range or gun club, and the location of 
the grounds of such rifle range or gun 
club conform to the provisions of this 
ordinance. 

Section 3. Where application is made 
for keeping, conducting or operating a 
shooting gallery in the city, the Mayor 
shall cause to be made an inspection of 
the premises in or upon which it is in- 
tended or desired to keep, use or oper- 
ate such shooting gallery, and if it ap- 
pears that such premises are so located 
and are of sufficient size, and that 
the target or targets and other equip- 
ment of such shooting gallery will be 
placed, kept and maintained in such 
manner and in such condition as to pro- 
duce the maximum of safety, he shall 
issue or cause to be issued such license 
as is hereinabove provided for, other- 
wise such license shall be refused. No 
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any street or alley in any block in which 
two-thirds of the buildings on both sides 
of the street between the two nearest in- 
tersecting streets of such block are used 
chiefly for residence purposes, without 
the written consent of a majority of the 
owners of the property according to 
frontage on both sides of such street or 
alley between such intersecting streets. 

Section 4. Upon application being 
made by any person or corporation for a 
license to keep, conduct or operate a 
rifle range or gun club or other place 
within the city upon or in which fire- 
arms may be discharged, the Mayor shall 
cause to be made an inspection of the 
premises upon or in which it is desired 
or intended to keep, conduct or operate 
such rifle range, gun club or other place 
upon or in which firearms may be dis- 
charged, for the purpose of ascertaining 
whether such premises are sufficiently 
ample to permit of the discharge thereon 
or therein of firearms without endanger- 
ing the safety of the public or persons 
living adjacent to such premises, and to 
ascertain whether the targets or butts 
are so placed and are to be so kept and 
maintained, as to permit the use of such 
premises and the discharge thereon or 
therein of firearm^s with the maximum 
of safety to the public and to persons 
living adjacent to such premises and to 
persons using such premises upon which 
such rifle range or gun club is being con- 



ducted, kept or operated; and if it shall 
appear that the premises are sufficiently 
ample and that the equipments thereof 
are "such as will produce the maximum 
of safety as herein required, a license 
shall be issued for such rifle range, gun 
club or other place as hereinbefore pro- 
vided; otherwise such license shall be 
refused. 

Section 5. Any person or corporation 
keepng, conducting or operating any 
shooting gallery, rifle range, gun club 
or other place within the city whereon 
or wherein firearms are discharged, or 
whereon or wherein shooting at a target 
is engaged in, without first being licensed 
as herein provided,, shall be fined not 
less than ten nor more than one hun- 
dred dollars for each offense. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to 
meet on Monday, November 28th, 1904, 
at 7:30 o'clock p. m. 



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City Clerk 



November 28, 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, Monday, November 28, 1904. 



7.30 O'CLOCK P. M 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Couu- 
eil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
December 1, 1904. 



Present — ^His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Rooney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jonfes, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CtiUerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Con- 
Ion, Moran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCor- 
mick (21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 



noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter. 

Absent — ^Ald. Potter, Hoffman, Frie- 
istedt, Brennan, Patterson, and Carey. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the minutes 
of the regular meeting held November 21, 
1904, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications From the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Corporation Counsel, City 
Clerk, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 
His Honor, the Mayor, submitted the 

following report: 



November 28, 



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..i 



Mayor's Office, 

November 28, 1904 
Honorable City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law 
I hereby report to your Honorable Body 
the names of perisons imprisoned for vio- 
lation of city ordinances, who have been 
released by me during the week ending 
November 26, 1904, together with the 
cause of such release: 

Ed. J. McCarron, released for wife and 
Aid. Bradley. 

Walter Beckner, released foi- J. G. 
Rogers. 

Gust Ross, released for wife. 

Rastus Jones, released for Mrs. Chil- 
ton. 

Jno. M. Veatch, released for wife and 
Chief Campion. 

Wm. J. Downey, released for mother. 

Harry Fulda, released for J. C. Paul 
and cash to Comptroller $16.50. 

W. J. Clark, released for Joseph 
Strauss. 

Walter Harris, released for Aid. Ray- 
mer. 

Chas. Buda, released for Herman 
Meyer. 

Joseph Mann, released for Ernest 
Wheelan. 

Geo. Powers. 

E. Gifford, released for Aid. Kenna. 

Frank Collins, released for Aid. Kenna. 

Which was placed on file. 



'] 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, 
November 28, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In oonformity with the 
law, I hereby appoint Stanley Adam- 
kiewicz as Bailiff at the West Chicago 
Avenue Police Station, vice Stanley Le- 
wandowski, removed, and respectfully 



ask concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the 
appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ") 
November 28, 1904. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — At the last meeting of 
your Honorable Body, upon my recom- 
mendation, an order was passed direct- 
ing the Department for the Inspection of 
Steam Boilers and Steam Plants to ex- 
tend the time for the lowering of the 
pressure in the present boilers in the 
Monadnock Block from one hundred 
pounds to the square inch to eighty-five 
pounds to the square inch, until such 
time as the Chicago Postal Pneumatic 
Tube Company completes the installation 
of its own steam plant in the new Post- 
office Building. 

I made this recommendation upon the 
information that the change ordered by 
the department was one required by a 
technical compliance with the city or- 
dinances, but that with the pressure 
hitherto permitted the boilers were per- 
fectly safe. Upon conference with the 
Chief Boiler Inspector I learn that the 
public interest requires the keeping of 
the pressure in these boilers down to 
eighty-five pounds to the square inch. 

I beg to transmit herewith a letter 
from James C. Blaney, Chief Inspector 
of Steam Boilers and Steam Plants, and 
for the re/ason set forth therein I would 
request the passage of the accompany- 
ing repealing ordinance. . 

In order that a careful examination 
may be made of this matter I would 
suggest the reference thereof to your 
Committee on Building Department, with 



November ,28, 



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the request that it make an early report. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Chicago, November 28, 1904. 
Eon. Garter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir — At the City Council meet- 
ing held November 21, 1904, there was 
passed an order extending the time of 
cutting the pressure on the boilers lo- 
cated in the Monadnoek Block, from 100 
to 85 lbs. For the information lof your 
Honor I would respectfully call your at- 
tention to the fact that these boilers 
are tubular, 60 inches in diameter and 
in thickness of shell 5-16 inch. The safe 
working pressure ot these boilers when 
new is 89 lbs. Some of these boilers 
were installed in 1891 and others in 
1893. It is customary far this depart- 
ment when a boiler reaches the age of 
10 years to cut the pressure from 5 to 
10 per cent. You will therefore see 
that the cutting of this pressure to 85 
lbs. by this department is absolutely 
necessary to keep boilers within a safe 
working pressure. I would respectfully 
request t,hat this matter be xeoonsidered 
by you before the minutes of the last 
Council meeting are approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James C. Blaney, 
Chief Inspector of Steam Boilers and 
Steam Plants. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the communi- 
cation be referred to the Committee on 
Building Department and that the re- 
pealing ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenma, OougTil'in, Ailing, Dixon, 
Forem-an, Pringle, Dailey, Richest, Roo- 
ney, McCorniick (5th ward). Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, CuUerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 



Jozwiak'owski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward)^ Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

]Va2/s^Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an order directing the Depart- 
ment for the Inspection of Steam Boil- 
ers and Steam Plants to extend the 
time for the lowering of the pressure 
in the present boilers of the steam 
plant in the Monadnoek Block, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the order passed at 
the meeting of November 21, 1904, page 
1517, current Council Proceedings, "That 
the Department for the Inspection of 
Steam Boilers and Steam Plants is here- 
by authorized and directed to extend the 
time for the lowering of the pressure in 
the present boilers in said Monadnoek 
Block from one hundred pounds to the 
square inch to eighty-five pounds to the 
square inch," be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ] 
November 28, 1904. C 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — June 27, 1904, your Hon- 
orable Body passed an ordinance amend- 
ing Chapter 49 of the Revised Code of 
Chicago of 1897, relating to peddlers. 



November 28, 



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The ordinance, as amended, authorized 
the Mayor, in his discretion, to issue 
permits to peddle any of the said com- 
modities described in the ordinance, from 
baskets, without any fee, upon written 
application, accompanied by a recom- 
mendation in writing of two or more 
reputable persons, one of Avhom should 
make affidavit, stating under oath that 
affiant is acquainted with the applicant 
and knows that he is in destitute cir- 
cumstances and wholly unable to pay 
the amount of the license fee. 

Said provision entails upon the appli- 
cant the expense of a notarial fee of 
not less than twenty-five cents. As the 
entire object of the provision was to re- 
lieve destitution and distress, and the 
free peddlers' permit was to be issued 
only to persons who were undoubtedly 
objects of charity, it appears to me that 
the provision requiring the affidavit 
ought to be stricken out, and the ordi- 
nance amended so as to provide for the 
signatures by two reputable persons of 
a certificate that they are acquainted 
with the applicant and know that he 
is in destitute circumstances and wholly 
unable to pay the amount of the license 
fee, and that the name subscribed to 
the application is the bona fide signature 
of the applicant. 

I have therefore had an ordinance pre- 
pared amending said section, and respect- 
fully suggest its passage without the 
usual reference to a committee. 
Respectfully yours. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
ordinance submitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coug'hlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 



Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butter worth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 
iSlays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1414 of the 
Revised Code of Chicago of 1897, as 
amended by an ordinance passed by the 
City Council on June 27, 1904, appearing 
at page 661 of the current Council Pro- 
ceedings, be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

"Section 1414. Every person who 
shall peddle fruit, oakes, candy, nuts, 
or other commodities from baskets, 
shall pay an annual license fee of ten 
dollars, payable semi-annually in May 
and November of each year, licenses 
to be issued in substantially the same 
manner as provided in Section 1407; 
provided, however, that the Mayor 
may, in his discretion, issue a permit 
to peddle any of the said commodities 
from baskets without any fee, upon 
the written application, accompanied 
by a certificate, in writing, of two or 
more reputable persons, that they are 
acquainted with the applicant, know 
he is in destitute circumstances, and 
Avholly unable to pay" the amount of 
the license fee, and that the name 
subscribed to the said application is 
the bona fide signature of said appli- 
cant. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage and due publication. 



November 28, 



1632 



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ALSO, 

The following coinmunication : 

Mayor's Office, ] 
November 28, 1904. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith, an 
ordinance amending an ordinance, passed 
at the last regular meeting of your 
Honorable Body, amending the ordinance 
relating to the Department of Buildings, 
and governing the erection of buildings, 
etc., in the City of Chicago, passed 
March 28, 1898, and all subsequent 
amendments thereto, which ordinance is 
printed at page 1617, et seq., of the cur- 
rent Council Proceedings, and amends 
the provisions of said ordinance relating 
to buildings of Class IV., for the reason 
that the ordinance passed Nov. 21, 1904, 
as printed, is technically not in good 
form. 

I respectfully suggest that the ac- 
companying amendatory ordinance be 
passed without the usual reference to a 
committee. 

Respectfully, 

Cartek H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Bennett moved the passage of the 
ordinance submitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeiais and nays .as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foi;em.an, Pringle, Dailey, Richeirt, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Bfennett, Snow, Moyndhan, Jo'nies, Preib, 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 



noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

'Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the oirdinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed 
November 21, 1904, and published on 
pages 1617, et seq., amending the or- 
dinance relating to the Department of 
Buildings and governing the erection of 
buildings, passed March 28, 1898, be 
amended by inserting quotation marks 
(") before the word and figure "Section 
1," las printed in the 13th line of the 
left-hand 'column of page 1618, and also 
after the word "closed" in the second 
from the last line of the right-hand 
column of page 1624. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ") 
November 28, 1904. | 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, lan order passed at the 
l^st regular meeting of your Honorable 
Biody, directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to issue a permit to F. R. 
Jaeger to maintain steps and area wall 
into basement at No. 550 West Lake 
street, for the reason that privileges of 
this character are never granted except 
in the form of an ordinance. 

I respectfully suggest that the vote by 
which the order was passed be reconsid- 
ered and the order referred to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Divi- 
sion, for the preparation of an ordi- 
nance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 



November 28, 



1633 



1904 



Aid. Conlon moved to reconsider the 
vote by which, the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Conlon moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following veto messages : 

Mayor's Office, 
November 28, 1904. 
To the Honorable:, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed 
at the last regular meeting of your Hon- 
orable Body, .authorizing the Board of 
Local Improvements to include certain 
language in the contract for the paving 
lof the G-reen street system, Warrant No. 
31164, in accordance with its request at- 
tached thereto, for the reason that the 
language to be incorporated in the con- 
tract is not sufficiently identified. 

I respectfully suggest a reconsidera- 
tion of the vote by which this order 
was passed, and its repassage with the 
following amendment : 

Amend said order as printed on page 
1534 of the Council Proceedings of No- 
vember 21, 1904, by inserting quotation 
marks (") before the word "The" in the 
5th line of the right-hand column of isaid 
page 1534, and after the word "hereof" 
at the end of the order. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, 
November 28, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed at the 



last regular meeting of your Honorable 
Body, directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to lay water main in Port- 
land avenue from West 46th street to 
Goshen street, for the reason that the 
same is not properly drawn. 

I respectfully suggest a reconsidera- 
tion of the vote by which this order was 
passed and its repassage with the fol- 
lowing amendment : 

Amend said order by striking out the 
words "Provided it pays a revenue of 
ten cents per lineal foot annually" and 
by inserting in lieu thereof the follow- 
ing : 

"Provided the same will pay a per- 
ipanent itnnual revenue of ten cents per 
lineal foot." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, | 
November 28, 1904. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting, directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to lay water main in 
Central avenue. I would suggest a re- 
consideration of the vote by which the 
order was passed, and its repassage Avitli 
the following amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the 
words, "the cost thereof to be paid out 
of the Water Fund," and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the following: "Provided 
same will pay a permanent annual reve- 
nue of ten cents per lineal foot." 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
votes by which the orders referred to in 
the veto messages of His Honor, the 
Mayor, Avere passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



November 28, 



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1904 



Aid. Hunter moved that the lorders be 
amended in accordance with the veto 
messages of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
orders as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the orders as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized to include the following language in 
th6 contract for the paving of the Green 
Street System, Warrant 31164, in ac- 
cordance with its request attached here- 
to. "The above amounts to be paid out 
of the assessments heretofore levied or 
to be hereafter levied for said improve- 
ment, so far as the same shall extend, 
being the amounts hereinabove first set 
forth, and the balance and excess shall 
be paid to said contractor out of the 
General Fund of the City of Chioago and 
in pursuance of a resolution adopted by 
t)he said Board of Local Improvements 
October 29th, 1904, recommending an ap- 
propriation by the City Council for such 
excess and balance, in the Appropria- 
tion Bill of the City of Chicago for 1905, 
which is hereby made a stipulation and 
covenant hereof." 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water main in Portland 
avenue, from West 46th street to Goshen 
street, provided the same will pay a 
permanent annual revenue of ten cents 
per lineal foot. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay an eight-inch water main 
in Central avenue, from Thomas street 
to Chicago avenue, provided same will 
pay a permanent annual revenue of ten 
cents per lineal foot. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 



'■! 



Mayor's Office, 

November 28, 1904. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
at the last regular meeting of your 
Honorable Body, granting permission to 
H. D. Fulton to lay down, construct, 
maintain and operate a single railroad 
switch track connecting with the Engle- 
wood Connecting Railway of the Pitts- 
burg, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis 
Railway, which ordinance is printed at 
pages 1603-4 of the current Council Pro- 
ceedings, for the reason that said ordi- 
nance is not in proper form. 

I respectfully suggest that the vote 
by which the ordinance was passed Ibt 
reconsidered, and that it be repassed 
with the following amendments: 

Amend the ordinance by adding to 
Section 1, continuing in the sentence, the 
following: "substantially as shown on 
the plat of the proposed switch track 
which is attached hereto and made a 
part of this ordinance." Amend Section 
2 of the ordinance by striking out the 
word "appeal" in the seventh line of 
said section, as printed on page 1603, 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
word "repeal." 

Amend Section 3 of the ordinance by 
inserting after the word "repair" and 
before the word "to" in the fifth line of 
said Section 3, as printed on said page 
1603, the words "safe for public travel." 

Further amend said Section 3 by in- 
serting at the end of the section, con- 
tinuing in the sentence, the words, "and 
safe for public travel." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Butterworth moved to reconsider 
the vote by which the ordinance referred 
to in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Butterworth. moved that the ordi- 
nance be amended in accordance with 
the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Butterworth moved the passage 
of the ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Oonghlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Eorem^an, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCoraiick (5th ward), roung, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, MeCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Cionl on — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and they hereby are given and 
granted to H. D. Fulton to lay down, 
construct, maintain and operate a single 
railroad switch track connecting with the 
Englewood Connecting Railway of the 
Pittsburg, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. 
Louis Railway at a point therein be- 
tween Paulina street and the alley im- 
mediately east of said street, and ex- 
tending in a northeasterly direction one 
hundred and ninety (190) feet to the 
north line of the right of way of said 
connecting railway, twenty-six (26) feet 
west of the east line of Marshfield ave- 
nue, and thence running in Marshfield 
avenue and crossing the east line there- 



of about ten (10) feet north of the right 
of way of said connecting railway; 
thence running in an easterly direction 
through Lots eleven (11) and ten (10) 
lying immediately north of the right of 
way of said connecting railway and ter- 
minating at the west line of Ashland 
avenue in said Lot ten (10), substantial- 
ly as shown on the plat of the proposed 
switch track which is attached hereto 
and made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. That the permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and the 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said switch track in good condition 
and repair, safe for public travel, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. At the ter- 
mination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, said grantee shall remove said 
switch track and all the appurtenances 
thereto and shall forthwith restore said 
street occupied by said switch track to a 
condition similar to the remaining por- 
tion of the street in the same block, and 
safe for public travel. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all the ex- 
isting ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railway tracks; and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. No work shall be done 
in and about the construction of the 
work herein authorized until a permit 
authorizing the beginning of such work 



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shall first have been issued by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges her^iin granted, the said H. D. 
Fulton shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of fifty dollars per annum in ad- 
vance, each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the firist payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantee shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of $10,000, with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance; 
and conditioned further to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all loss, damage, ex- 
pense, cost or liability of any kind what- 
soever that may be suffered by it, the 
said City of Chicago, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to, or recovered 
from said city from or by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordinance 
or from or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by said .grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority here- 
in given, and conditioned to comply with 
all the terms and conditions of this ordi- 
nance. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon filing of an acceptance 
in writing of said ordinance by said 
grantee and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 



Mayor's Office, ] 
November 28, 1904. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
at the last regular meeting of your Hon- 
orable B'ody, granting permission and 
authority to McGuire & Cobb to con- 
struct and maintain a covered passage- 
way lor bridge across the alley running 
east and west between 33d street and 
Gr'oveland Park, and connecting the 
buildings situated at the southeast cor- 
ner of 33d and Cottage Grove avenue 
and at the northwest corner of Grove- 
land Park and Cottage Grove avenue, for 
the reason that the bond provision is in- 
formally drawn. 

I respectfully suggest that the vote 
by which the ordinance was passed be 
reconsidered and the ordinance repassed 
with the following amendments: 

Amend Section 2 of the ordinance as 
printed on page 1606 by striking out 
all of said Section 2 after the word "or- 
dinance" in the 15th line of said sec- 
tion, as printed on said page. 

Further amend said ordinance by in- 
serting the following section, after Sec- 
tion 2 thereof: 

"Section 2B. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same 
shall have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and no permit 
shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City lof Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of 
ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, cost, damage or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or 
recovered from said city, from or by 



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T'easion of the passage lof this ordinance, 
or from or by reason of any act or 
thing done under or by authority of the 
permission herein given; and conditioned 
further to observe and perform all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereunder shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance said bond 
shall not be in full force, then the priv- 
ileges and authority herein granted shall 
thereupon cease." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Foreman moved that the ordi- 
nance be amended in accordance with the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of 
the ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Keainii, Coug'hlin, xUling, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richeirt, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
B'ennett, Snow, Moynihaii, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

iSlays — Conlon — 1. 



The following' is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same axe hereby given 
to McGruire & Cobb, their successors and 
assigns, to construct and maintain a cov- 
ered passageway or bridge across the al- 
ley running east and west between Thir- 
ty-third street and Groveland Park, and 
connecting the buildings at the third 
story thereof, situated at the southeast 
corner of Thirty-third and Cottage Grove 
avenue, and at the northwest corner of 
Groveland Park and Cottage Grove ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago; Provided^ 
that such covered bridge or passageway 
shall be used exclusively as a passage- 
way between said buildings, not lower 
than the third story thereof, and shall 
not be more than a single story in height, 
and not more than five feet in width; 
said covered bridge or passageway shall 
be built of incombustible material, and 
the construction thereof shall be in com- 
pliance Avith the building ordinances and 
fire ordinances of the City of Chicago, 
and shall be to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Buildings and the Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The said McGuire & Cobb, 
their successors and assigns, shall pay 
until these privileges are revoked, or 
their termination by lapse of time, be- 
ginning with the first day of December, 
1904, to the City of Chicago, the sum of 
twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per annum, 
payable annually in advance on the first 
day of December, in each year, for the 
privileges herein granted, and shall file 
with the City Clerk of the City of Chi- 
cago before commencing the Construc- 
tion of said covered bridge or passage- 
way, its acceptance of the conditions of 
this ordinance. 

Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 



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lie Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute 
to the City of Chicago a good and suf- 
ficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmlesis the City of Chicago from any 
.and all liability, cost, damage or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city, from or by reason 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and (Conditioned further to 
observe and perform all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of this or- 
dinance. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereunder shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance said bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges and 
authority herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 4. The privileges herein 
granted shall expire at the termination 
of ten (10) years from and after the first 
day '•of December, 1904, and shall be ter- 
minable at any time at the discretion of 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago, and 
thereupon said McGuire & Cobb, their 
successors or assigns, shall forthwith re- 
move said covered bridge or passageway 
at their own expense, and without any 
cost to the City of Chicago, so as to com- 
pletely remove said covered bridge or 
passageway as an obstruction in lor over 
said alley. Said covered bridge or pas- 
sageway shall be built in accordance 
with the specificatioins prescribed by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage and the 
filing of said bond and acceptance within 
sixty days hereof. 

The City Comptroller submitted a re- 



quest for the repeal of the Federal Stor- 
age Co.'s switch track ordinance across 
North Water street, on account of fail- 
ure to pay compensation, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

The Board of Trustees of the Police 
Pension Fund submitted a list of police 
pension beneficiaries for the quarter end- 
ing October 11, 1904, which was 

Placed on file. 

The City Clerk submitted the follow- 
ing communication: 

City Clerk's Office, 
November 28, 1904. 
To the Honorahle, the Mayor, and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
provisions of the Revised Code of Chi- 
cago, I hereby make report of accept- 
ances and bonds, under ordinances,' filed 
in this office since your last preceding 
meeting: 

Acceptance and bond of Herbert V. 
Seymour, under ordinance of Nov. 21st, 
1904, for excavation under alley. 

Acceptance and bond of C D. Searle, 
under ordinance of October 31st, 1904, 
for conduit in alley. 

Yours respectfully, 

Fred C. Bender, 

City Clerk. 
Which was placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a statement of the system of 
keeping the records of the different in- 
spectors doing work under this depart- 
ment (this in response to an order of 
March 23, 1904), which was 

Ordered published and placed on file. 

The following is the communication : 
Board of Local Improvements,") 
Chicago, November 18th, 1904.1" 
Eon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and 

Members of the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In response to the order 



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of the Council passed March. 23, 1904, 
'•requiring that all heads of departments 
proceed at once to make such changes 
in their system of ' keeping records as 
may be necessary so as to provide that 
inspectors be required to make all re- 
ports in writing, and that a systematic 
method for filing the same for easy ref- 
erence be devised, and, further, directing 
that a report be made to the Council set- 
ting forth the system in vogue in each 
department," we herewith submit a 
statement of the system of keeping the 
records of the different inspectors doing 
work under this department. 

We beg leave to state, however, that 
for the past three or more years sub- 
stantially the same system has been in 
use in this department as is herein set 
forth, the only changes being minor de- 
tail changes in the forms of the written 
reports which experience from time to 
time suggested. 

Since the passage of the order by your 
Honorable Body, we have carefully re- 
viewed the method in vogue in each of 
our separate departments, and are at 
this time imable to suggest any nipre 
complete method of keeping a record of 
and on our inspectors than now prevails 
throughout the department. By this we 
do not mean that we desire to be under- 
stood as stating that our system is per- 
fect, but that we have used our best en- 
deavors to inaugurate a system which in 
our opinion will compare favorably with 
methods adopted by any great private 
corporation or firm in the operation of 
their business. 

For convenience, we herewith set forth 
onr system of keeping records in each 
of the different departments under this 
bureau: 

Streets. 

The records on the work under con- 
struction consist of daily postal-card re- 
ports signed by the sub-inspector and 
addressed to the Chief Engineer of 
Streets. These cards show the name 
of the street and the limits thereof where 



the work is being done, amount of daily 
work and approximate location thereof, 
total amount of work done to date and 
balance to be done, material used and 
the measurements thereof, the time 
spent on the work and such other infor- 
mation as he may deem necessary, such 
as the brand of cement used and any 
need of attention to underground pipes, 
conduits, telegraph poles, lamp posts, 
hydrants, etc. Report is also made of 
any accident which has occurred on the 
work in which the city might become 
legally involved. A copy of this report 
is immediately sent to the City Attorney 
for his attention. During the construc- 
tion season these cards are on the desk 
of the engineer in charge of streets, and 
at the close of the season are filed away 
alphabetically in yearly groups in the 
vault. During the past year over 10,000 
of these cards were filed. 

The records of the cement department 
are kept in this wise: The samples of 
cement are taken from one barrel out 
of every lot of five (one sack in twenty), 
said barrel or sack is stamped with a 
stencil, different colors being used for j 
each year. When a lot of cement is ac- 
cepted or rejected, report is sent to the 
office of the engineer in charge of streets 
giving the reasons therefor, and a copy 
kept by the City Cement Tester. WTien 
a contractor desires to use cement, the 
shipper at the warehouse sends a certi- 
ficate to the inspector on the work by 
the teamster and forwards a duplicate 
to the cement department. A triplicate 
copy he keeps at the warehouse. When 
through with the cement, the inspector 
sends his copy to the cement department 
for comparison. If used in part and 
balance of cement forwarded to another 
branch of the work, then he sends the 
certificate to the inspector on the other 
job, making the proper notations on the 
back thereof. 

Reports on notices to make repairs are 
filed under the name of the street in a 
vertical letter file, with the notation of 
the inspector detailed on the same. Upon 



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streets where the guarantee is about to 
expire, the contractor is notified from 40 
to 60 days in advance thereof to make 
any necessary repairs (see proposed form 
which is now being tried for this record). 
An inspection is then ordered to be 
made and returned to this office in ample 
time to serve the legal notices upon the 
contractor and sureties, should no atten- 
tion be paid to the same. 

Wherever practical, the card index ■ 
system is being used and introduced, and 
we have in mind the replacing of bound 
index books by the loose leaf system. 

Sewers. 

Inspectors on the construction of 
sewers are required to make a written 
daily report on postal- card blanks fur- 
nished them, the reports showing the 
number of men employed, the amount 
and kind of work done, the location of 
the work, the time the work is done, and 
a certificate that the work was done ac- 
cording to contract, each report being 
signed by the inspector in charge of the 
work. These reports are in the office of 
the engineer in the morning of the day 
following when the work is done, and 
are temporarily filed in such a manner 
that the reports on each contract are 
kept together. After the contract is 
completed, these reports are filed away 
in alphabetical order. The inspector also 
makes a written report on the blank fur- 
nished him for each contract, which shows 
in detail the information given in each 
daily report. These reports are filed 
away in such a manner as to be easily 
referred to. In addition to this, the 
inspector is required to enter in the Held 
book all information which is necessary 
to show the exact location of the work 
and the location of manholes and connec- 
tion pipes. These books are turned into 
the office upon completion of the con- 
tract and the information plated on our 
atlases and the note books indexed and 
issued again for use in other contracts. 
When the books are filled, they are filed 
away in the vault in numerical order. 



Aside from the record kept by the book- 
keeping force, there is a complete record 
kept by means of card index, which 
shows the location of the contract, the 
amount of the work, the size of the 
sewer, the amount of money paid, the 
name of the contractor, the name of the 
engineer, the name of the inspector, and 
the dates when the work was commenced 
and finished. 

Similar reports are made by drain in- 
spectors. Written daily reports are made 
by brick inspectors and the pipe inspec- 
tor, showing the contracts visited by 
them and that they have inspected the 
material and that the material is in ac- 
cordance with the contract, unless other- 
wise noted. Where material is reported 
as rejected, a subsequent report is re- 
quired showing that the rejected mate- 
rial was disposed of and not placed in 
the work. 

Sidewalks. 

Inspectors are required to enter up 
daily in a record book provided for that 
purpose, the work on whi(?h they were 
engaged on the previous day, together 
with any other information that might 
be necessary regarding same. A sepa- 
rate complaint book for each ward 
has been provided, so that all 
complaints made are in dupli- 
cate; the duplicate remaining in 
the complaint book, and the original 
having the back ruled on which the in- 
spector makes his report. This original 
is then pasted back in the book for ready 
reference; these complaints, being in- 
dexed by numbers, can be turned to at 
a moment's notice. All other reports are 
made in copying ink, and an impression 
copy of the same is taken and kept on 
file in the indexed impression copy book. 

In making inspections for the purpose 
of levying assessments, the inspectors 
are provided with books in which to 
enter up the condition of walk in front 
of every lot or piece of property on the 
street. These books are so arranged that 
the different inspections of each piece of 



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property are shown side by side; by this 
method we are enabled to tell the condi- 
tion of the walk in front of any piece of 
property at the time inspections were 
made, from the time each assessment 
proceeding was started, to the comple- 
tion of same; these reports are signed 
by the inspector making the inspection, 
giving the date on which same was made. 
A reference index of these books is kept 
so that they can be turned to at a mo- 
ment's notice. 

On construction work, the inspector is 
provided with a field book, in which he 
enters up the condition of the walk in 
front of each piece of property at the 
time the same is removed for the pur- 
pose of replacing same with a new walk. 
These records when completed are kept 
on file in this department for reference if 
required. 

On the cement walks, the city ware- 
house men are provided with a book 
containing load tickets in triplicate, and 
when a load of cement is delivered to the 
driver for use on a street under city 
contract, the driver is given one of these 
tickets, giving the number of barrels, 
brand and test number of cement de- 
livered, with the destination of same; the 
duplicate is mailed to this department, 
while the triplicate remains in the ware- 
house book. The inspector in charge of 
the work is required to take up the load 
ticket and verify same with cement de- 
livered, and immediately return it to 
this department, signed by him, giving 
date on which the cement was delivered 
on the street; this is immediately com- 
pared with the duplicate and filed in 
alphabetical order for ready reference, 
until the work of the street is com- 
pleted; when the work is completed, the 
inspector makes a return of the number 
of square feet of walk laid, and this is 
checked against the ticket for cement de- 
livered, for verification, and no voucher 
for work done is issued until all de- 
livered cement on the street is accounted 
for. 

All permits and certificates for work 



are numbered and written in duplicate, 
the duplicate remaining in the book for 
an office record and reference. No per- 
mits for repairs within a stone and 
cement district are issued without an 
inspection and a written report from 
inspector. 

An alphabetical index of all parts of 
streets is kept, showing when and by 
whom each plat was ordered; when re- 
ceived from the Map Department, when 
and by whom each inspection was made, 
when sent to the Special Assessment De- 
partment for ordinance, when the ordi- 
nance was passed, Avhen the assessment 
roll was filed, when same was confirmed, 
when and to whom the contract was let, 
and when the same was completed, with 
date and amount of voucher issued in 
payment for same. 

We attach herewith Exhibit No. 1 and 
Exhibit No. 2 showing the different 
forms used by the Street and Sewer 
Department in keeping written records 
of the work done by inspectors and the 
method of filing the same for reference. 
Respectfully submitted. 
Board of Local Improvements, 

By John A. May, 

Secretary. 



I 



Special Assessment Improvement and 
Repealing Ordinances Submitted by 
the Board of Local Improvements; 
Also All Matters Presented by the 
Aldermen, Arranged as to Ward 
Numbers, Beginning With the First 
Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 
and frontage consents in favor of The 
Dearborn Power Co. for electrical con- 
ductors, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil 
and Electric Light. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of 
No. 1908 Archer avenue for rebate of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Aid. Coughlin presented the fiollowing 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commiissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Nioola Re to 
erect a mortar pole eight feet high by 
one foot in diameter in front of drug- 
store, situate No. 438 Dearborn street. 
This permission to be revoked at any 
time by order of the M^ayor. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to F. Pirofalo 
to erect a barber pole at 191 East Mon- 
roe street. This permission to be re- 
.voked at any time by order of the Mayor. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
am ordinance for the improvement of the 
alley between Harrison street, Hubbard 
court, Michigan avenue and Wabash 
avenue. 

By unanimious consent, on motion of 
Aid. Coughlin, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richeirt, Boo- 
ney, MoOormick (5th ward). Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihian, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McC'o'rmick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidft (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Sohmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 62. 

'Nays — ^Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 



ment of the alley between Harrison 
street, Hubbard court, Michigan ave- 
nue and Wabash avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of niinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An Oirdinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley between Harrison 
street, Hubbard court, Michigan avenue 
and Wabash avenue," passed March 14, 
1904, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
May 19, 1904, Warrant 32834, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Ju- 
diciary be and it is hereby directed to re- 
port to this Council a general ordinance 
for the granting of permits for coal 
holes, openings for ventilation and team 
scales by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, after ten days' notice to the Al- 
dermen in whose wards such construc- 
tion is to be made; to the end that the 
time of the Council and our minutes 
shall not be consumed by separate ordi- 
nances for each construction. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Dixon presented the claim of Wil- 
liam Davis for services in the police de- 
partment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claim of 



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E, W. Lilienfeld for damage to automo- 
bile, wlhich was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert and Dailey presented an 
■order for cement sidewalk on 26tli street, 
from Rock Island tracks to Halsted 
street, whicb was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



FIFTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted la recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for cinder sidewalk on both 
sides of 36th street, from South Halsted 
street to South Morgan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Rooney, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewitih approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick {5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullei-ton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
J'ozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
nocL, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 34th pla'ce, from South Halsted street 
to South Centre avenue. 

(Referred to Board of Looal Improve- 
ments October 3, 1904.) 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Emerald avenue, from 35th street to 
39th street. 

(Referred to Board of Looal Improve- 
ments October 3, 1904.) 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides 
of West 35th street, from South Halsted 
street to South AsShland avenue. 

(Referred to Board of Local Improve- 
ments October 3, 1904.) 

Which were referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 



I 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Young moved to reconsider the 
vote by which an ordinance in favor of 
Hhe Semet Solvay Co. for a bridge was 
passed November 21, 1904, page 1611, 
and that the same be ordered deferred 
for consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and be is Ihereby authorized, ordered and 
directed to transfer the sum of $2,500 
from the account known as the "]Meter 
Merchandise" account to the credit of 
the fund for the payment of refund 
vouchers, etc., Bureau of Water Collec- 
tions, Department of Public Works. 

Orederd, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
make the , following transfers in the ap- 
propriation funds of the Department of 
Electricity: The sum of $2,000.00 from 
the fund knoAvn as "36-B, Police and 
Fire Alarm Telegraph — Repairs and Re- 
newals" to the fund known as "36-Ex- 



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tiraiordinary Expenses — Police a.nd Fire 
Alarm Oonstruction;" tli'e sum of - $4,- 
000.00 from the fund known as "36-M, 
Maintaining Gas Liglhts," to the fund 
known as "36-Extraordinary Expenses — 
Police and Fire Alarm Constniction," 
and the sum of $700.00 from the fund 
known as "36-A, Administration and 
Office Expenses," to the fund known as 
"36-D, Electrical Inspection." 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Biennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
is hereby directed to pay from the sal- 
ary account of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, letter 35 A, 411/2 months of 
sub-paving inspectors at $100.00, 
$4,150.00, and 16 months, mason inspec- 
tors, at $125.00 a month, $2,000.00; total, 
$6,150.00, in addition to the number of 
months provided for in the annual ap- 
propriation bill of 1904. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richeirt, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Yooing, 
Bennett, Snow, Moyriihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindeilar, Hurt, Cullertion, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
JozwiakoAvski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of M. 
Kolasinski for refund of saloon license, 
the claim of Johanna Murphy for dam- 
age to property, the claim of Cameron, 
Amberg & Co. for printing, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Snow presented the claim of the 
Woodlawn Park Methodist Episcopal 
Church and the claim of A. B. Mulvey 
for decrease of water taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for cinder sidewalk on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to- wit: South 
side of West 60th street, from South 
Park avenue to Cottage Grove avenue, 
etc., etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Ro^o- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Bfennett, SnOw, Moynihan, Jo>n)es, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullertion, Zimmeir, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 
f — Conlon — 1. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the claim of 
G. Wortleman for services during injury, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water pipe on Avenue H, 
from 107th to 109th streets, providing 
the same pays the required annual reve- 
nue of ten cents per lineal foot. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



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1645 



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Aid. Cullerton presented a petition to 
install a high-pressure water system in 
the 22d Street lumber district, which was 

Referred to the (Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Oommissioner of 
Public Works and Board of Local Im- 
provements report to this Council at its 
next meeting upon the provisions of an 
order passed May 9th, 1904, published 
on page 189 of the present files, regard- 
ing the number of streets paved with 
asphalt and brick, from January 1, 1895, 
to May 9, 1904, the guarantee upon such 
streets and the condition of the same 
on May 9, 1904. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for a sewer in West 16th 
street, from South Wood street to South 
Lincoln street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cullerton, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Bennett, Sniow, Moynihan, Jonies, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
IJihlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
JozAviakawski, Kunz, Sibtis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — ^Conlon — 1 . 



The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 
West 16th street, from South Wood 
street to South Lincoln street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for a sewer in West 
16th street, from South Wood Street to 
South Lincoln street," passed July 6, 
1903, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, Docket 
28380 of the County Court of said coun- 
ty, be and the same is hereby annulled. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Oommissioner of 
Public Works issue a permit to C. Bat- 
tershall to string a temporary canvas 
banner over the sidewalk in front of his 
place of business, 1305 West Madison 
street, subject to revocation at any time 
by His Honor, the Mayor. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Scully presented an ordinance fix- 
ing the hours of duty for firemen, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire De- 
partment. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in Grenshaw 
street, from South Homan avenue to 
South Central Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Scully, the ordinance was passed 



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and the estimate therewith approved by- 
yeas and nays as follovv^s: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Poreman, Pringle, Bailey, Richeirt, Roo- 
ney, MeCormick (5th ward), rooing, 
Bennett, Sn'ow, Moynihan, Jonies, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Ctillertoin, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Mayp'ole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McOormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

ALSO,' 

A report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for water supply pipes in 
South St. Louis avenue, from Harvard 
street to 317 feet south. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Scully, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
n'ey, MeCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Sn'ow, Moyniliaii, Jonies, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Ulilir, Scully, Harkin, Mayp'ole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, MeCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

]Vat/s^Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 



pipes in South St. Louis avenue, from 

Harvard street to 317 feet south, in 

the City of Chicago, County of Cook 

and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for water supply 
pipes in South St. Louis avenue, from 
Harvard street to 317 feet south," passed 
May 19, 1902, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said' ordinance. 
Docket 26831 of the County Court of said 
county, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented an ordinance 
in favor of Monighan Machine Works for 
an elevated switch track, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
C. W. White for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a reoommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt North Artesian avenue, 
from West Division street to West North 
avenue. 

By unanimous oonsenit, on motion of 
Aid. Beilfuss, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, D^ailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, MeCormick (5th. ward), Yoiuhg, 
Bennett, Snow, Moyniihan, Jonies, Preib, 



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Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
rlozwiakowski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Eyan, Finn, Palmer, McCormiek 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 
'Na ys — ^Co'nlon — 1 . 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue permit to owners to string 
banner and decorate premises in front 
of 1134, 1136, 1138, 1140 and 1142 Mil- 
waukee avenue for a period of thirty 
days. Same subject to revocation of His 
Honor, the Mayor. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, 'ordimance and 
esftimate for cement sidewalk on the 
west side of Noble street, from Augusta 
street to 24.7 feet soutfti of Augusta 
street. 

By unanimous consenit, on m'otion of 
Aid. Dever, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Ooug'hlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foresman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
TUQj, MoCormick (5th ward), Young, 
B'eainett, S.n!oiw, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullertion, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 



Jozwiak'owski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, jNIo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormiek 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 62. 
'Nays — Conlon — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on the east 
side of Noble street, from Cornell street 
to first alley south of Cornell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sitts, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormiek (5tli ward), Young, 
Bennett, Sn'ovv, Moynihan, Jones. Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hui-t, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Joz\^'iakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormiek 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a stone sidewalk on both sides 
of North Halsted street, from West Chi- 
cago avenue to Austin avenue. 

(Deferred Novembei" 21, 1904.) 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Sitts, 
referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, 



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1648 



1904 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Conlon presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Oommissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Marks 
Brothers' Company to erect a canvas 
sign before the premises known as 229- 
231 West Madison street, this permit 
subject to revocation at any time by 
order of the Mayor, 

Which w^as on motion duly passed. 

Aid, Conlon presented order to per- 
mit Jos. J, Hughes to erect storm door, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Building 
Department, 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moran presented the claim of Ed- 
ward McNichols for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repeal- 
ing an ordinance for the improvement of 
Damon street, from Sholto street to 
South May street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Moran, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Fioreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Sn'ow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 



noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

'Nays — Cionlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Damon street, from Sholto 
street to South May street, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled, "An ordinance for the improvement 
of Damon street, from Sholto street to 
South May street," passed February 24, 
1902, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance. Docket 
26708 of the County Court of said coun- 
ty, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and macad- 
amizing the present roadway of West 
Congress street, from South Lincoln 
street, to South Iloyne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Finn, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved bv yeas 
find rays as follows. 

Teas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snlow, Moynihan, Jonies, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 



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Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 
'Nays — Gonlon — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides 
of South Robey street, from West Madi- 
son street to 121 feet south of West 
Adams street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Finn, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Forem^an, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jonies, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Mayp'ole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitt'S, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — ^Conlon — 1 . 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Palmer presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Fi- 
nance be, and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to include, in the next annual 
appropriation ordinance, an item for the 
employment of a stenographer by the 
City Clerk, who shall be the official sten- 
ographer and reporter for committees of 
this Council, and who shall take the pro- 
ceedings of said committee in shorthand 
and transcribe the same. 



Ordered, That the City Clerl! be- and 
he is hereby authorized and directed, as 
soon as provision be made by City Coun- 
cil for the employment of an <official 
stenographer for the Council committees, 
to mail copies of the minutes of every 
committee 'of the City Council to the 
members of that committee within 
twenty-four hours after such meeting. 

Which were referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

Aid. Palmer presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Rules 
be and is hereby authorized and directed 
to draft and report to this Council an 
ordinance providing that first order of 
business of every Council committee shall 
be the reading and approval of the min- 
utes of its preceding meeting. 

Which was referred to the Committee 
on Rules. 

Aid. McCormick (21st ward) presented 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay a six-inch water main in 
Astor street, from Burton place to North 
avenue, for circulating purposes. 

Which was on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for cement sidewalk on botlli 
sides of Ohio street, from North Clark 
street to Kingsbury street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCormick (21st ward), the ordi- 
nance was passed and the estimate there- 
with approved by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailej'-, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snio'w, Moynihan, Jones. Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever. Mo- 



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ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, . Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 
"Nays — Oonlon — 1 . 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to S. Ftlman, 
111 and 113 Wells street, to string a 
muslin sign across his sidewalk for a 
period of 30 days, isubject to revocation 
by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to H. M. Brown, 
317 East Division istreet, to string a 
muslin sign across his sidewalk for a 
period of 30 days, isubject to revocation 
by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Brown and 
Rosenberg's Fair, 308 East Division 
street, to string a muslin isign across 
their sidewalk for a period of 30 days, 
subject to revocation by the Mayor at 
any time. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the claim of the 
Haegele Ice Co. for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann and Schmidt presented 
an order to permit Joseph Grauel to 
erect three-story brick building, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Ehemann and Schmidt presented 
orders as follows, viz. : 

For paving with brick alleys in block 
bounded by Webster avenue, Garfield 
avenue, Fremont street and Bissell 
street. 

For paving with brick alleys in block 
bounded by Fullerton avenue, Belden 
avenue, Osgood street and Seminary 
avenue. 

For paving with brick alleys in block 
bounded by Center street, Garfield ave- 
nue, Fremont street, and Dayton street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Ehemiann and Schmidt presented 
an ordinance to vacate alley in Block 
5, in Dominick'ts Sub., which wais 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of 
Belden avenue, from North Clark street 
to Perry street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Ehemann, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
-mej, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Bennett, Sniow, Moynihan, Jonies, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sittis, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 



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no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), I>ami, Williston, 
Blake, Eeinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Boberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

"Nays — Cionlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Belden avenue, from North 
Clark street to Perry street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of Belden avenue, from North Clark 
street to Perry street," passed June 20, 
1904, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance. Docket 29325 
of the County Court of said county, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinan;,e shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Charles S. Brill to construct 
and maintain a wrotight iron trap door 
3 feet by 4 feet in area, in the sidewalk 
on the Buckingham place side of the 
building situated at the southeast cor- 
ner of Clark street and Buckingham 
place, to be constructed according to the 
plans approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, a 
copy of which said plans shall be kept 



on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. Said trap door shall 
be constructed in a safe and workman- 
like manner, under the supervision and 
to the satisfaiction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by tftie exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee shall remove said trap 
door without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City -of Chicago and 
restore the portion of said sidewalk 
where said trap door has been located to 
a good condition, safe for public travel 
and similar to the remaining portions 
of said sidewalk in the same block. 

Section 3. No work- shall be done 
under authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall be 
issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until 
the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient! 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousandj 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chioago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason 
of any act or thing done under 
or by authority of the permis- 
sion herein given; and conditioned 
farther to observe and perform all and 
singular, the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the, 
liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of this 



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ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee shall at all times 
keep the sidewalk in which said trap 
door is located in a condition safe for 
public travel, satisifactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance by 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for. 

Which was on motion duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Yo*ung, 
Bennett, SnJow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Pick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Miaypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiako'wski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of North Shore avenue, from South- 
port avenue to Evanston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 



Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, DevcT, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 
Nays — ^Conlon — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Victoria street, from North 
Clark street to Ridge avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Williston, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Forem.an, Pringle, Dailey, Richefft, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, "Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented petitions in favor 
of the North Western Elevated Railroad 
for its Ravenswood extension, which were 

Placed on file. 

Aid. Reinberg presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician is 
hereby directed to erect two gas lamps 



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on Seeley avenue, at the corner of Byron 
street, in front of the Swedish Lutheran 
church; also one gas lamp on the corner 
of Hoyne avenue and School street. 
Which was on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for the improvement of 
North Robey street, from Montrose ave- 
nue to Irving Park boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coug'hlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward). Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Eick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakow^ski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — ^Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of North Robey street, from 
Montrose avenue to Irving Park boule- 
vard, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook, and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained iy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of North Robey street, from Montrose 
avenue to Irving Park boulevard," passed 
January 5, 1903, be and the same is here- 
by repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket 27708 of the County Court 



of said county, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for the improvement of Eddy 
street, from North Clark street to Racine 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Blake, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage and passed by yeas and nay& 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McCormick (5th ward), Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Fick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiako\vski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, ]McCormi(!k 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 62. 
I Nays — Oonlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Eddy street, from North Clark 
street to Racine avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of Eddy street, from North Clark street 
to Racine avenue," passed September 23, 
1901, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, Docket 
20671 of the County Court of said coun- 



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ty, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an 
■ordinance for a sewer in Warner avenue, 
from Southport avenue to North Clark 
street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Weinberg, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Gougfhlin, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Roo- 
ney, McOormick ( 5th ward ) , Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Preib, 
Tick, Sindelar, Hurt, Cullierton, Zimmer, 
Uhlir, Scully, Harkin, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Kunz, Sitts, Dever, Mo- 
ran, Ryan, Finn, Palmer, McCormick 
(21st ward), Sullivan, Dougherty, Wer- 
no, Schmidt (23d ward), Ehemann, 
Schmidt (24th ward), Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Reinberg, Leachman, Butler, Lar- 
son, Raymer, Wendling, Burns, Bradley, 
Butterworth, Roberts, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Johnson, Bihl, Woodward, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 62. 

Nays — Conlon — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 
Warner avenue, from Southport ave- 
nue to North Clark street, and in North 
Clark street, from Warner avenue to 
Irving Park boulevard, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for a sewer in Warn- 
er avenue, from Southport avenue to 
North Clark street, and in North Clark 
street, from Warner avenue to Irving 
Park boulevard," passed June 29, 1903, 



be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance. Docket 28381 
of the County Court of said county, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presen